After a year where he was left off the German World Cup squad and, often times, forced to come off the bench for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side, Leroy Sané may have hit his breaking point.
According to a sensational report from the Daily Record, Bayern Munich ‘have been granted permission to speak to the Germany international’s representatives with a view to agreeing contractual terms’.
Sané was one of just three Premier League players to log double-digit goals and assists this season, scoring 10 goals and contributing 11 assists for the champions.
However, the 23-year-old made just 21 starts for City this season, often times playing third-fiddle behind Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva.
In total, Sané appeared in just 55 per cent of possible minutes in the league this season – something that’s believed to have made the winger vote against signing a contract extension with the Cityzens on several occasions.
Sané has two years remaining on his contract, which means that this summer could be the last in which City could command a heavy fee for the German, especially from a Bayern side who will look to replace Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry.
The report has went so far as to say that director of football Txiki Begiristian has told friends that he could be forced to sell him in the upcoming window.
Bayern attempted to sign the 19-time international from Schalke back in 2016, when they were beaten to the punch by City.