Manchester City forward Leroy Sané had an agreement in place with Bayern Munich in the winter transfer window before reneging on the deal.
Sané was heavily linked with a move to the Allianz Arena back in the summer but ultimately missed out on the move after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in the Community Shield win over Liverpool.
The rumours have not disappeared since then, though, with it instead suggested Bayern would either move in January or this summer.
And it seems the former was certainly an option, with Bild reporting they had a deal in place with Sané after working on it in the winter.
The newspaper explains that Bayern and Sané’s representatives had negotiated all the figures, and the next step in the plan was to work out a deal with Manchester City.
However, shortly afterwards Sané decided to swap agents, moving from DB Ventures, which are headed by David Beckham, to move to LIAN Sports.
They made it clear he still wanted to move from Manchester City, but the contract details would have to be renegotiated with his new agency. They, apparently, had promised to get him better terms.
Hasan Salihamidzic met with said representatives in March to confirm Bayern’s interest, but LIAN Sports are only entitled to discuss a move from April 1st, so no concrete figures were talked about.
However, it now appears that the tide may have turned against the City star, with Bayern now debating whether to make a move. While Salihamidzic remains his ‘greatest advocate’, others a the club are not as positive.
Manager Hansi Flick, for example, is ‘sceptical’ and believes the Manchester City forward could jeopardise the new team spirit he’s helped to build at the club.
He would much prefer signing Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, and Bild explain that, while all transfer business at the club is on ice at present, it is ‘likely’ one of the two will end up at the club next season.