The Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich rumour may have started off slowly, but it’s certainly picked up pace.
On Thursday Uli Hoeneß confirmed to Süddeutsche Zeitung the club was currently ‘dealing with’ Sane’s ‘people’ about a potential summer switch.
Now it’s time for the other chief at Bayern Munich to have a go.
Speaking at a Bild media event before Saturday’s DFB Cup final, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has been asked about Sane, and certainly hasn’t been shy when speaking of interest in the Manchester City player.
On potentially snatching Sane away from the Premier League champions, he said: “We will try. I can’t promise whether it will succeed. We already had the idea when he was still with Schalke. But at that time we did not have a guaranteed regular place for him. Robben and Ribery were top of the top three years ago.”
Asked who will try to convince Sane on the move, Rummenigge replied: “That’s what Hasan (Salihamidžić) does.”
He didn’t clarify whether Bayern would be prepared to break the €80m transfer limit they’ve set themselves for this summer, but did suggest interest for Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi remains.
Either Manchester City are happy to get rid of Sane this summer, in which case they won’t be too bothered about Bayern working so publicly, or they’re not and may be just ever so slightly annoyed.