Tabloids and transfer rumours don’t tend to mix very well.
While we know that in England, it’s something that hasn’t quite travelled abroad, with many outlets happy to relay almost anything if it sounds feasible.
That’s what happened with the latest story surrounding Leroy Sané’s potential exit from Manchester City, as Bayern Munich continue to be linked to the German.
As we all know, the Bundesliga champions tried to sign the forward in the summer, only for the 24-year-old to seriously injure his knee in the Community Shield against Liverpool.
There was a thought that Bayern might come back in January, which they didn’t, so all eyes are now turned towards the summer.
True: Bayern is still keen on signing Sané. Not true: a swap Deal with Gnabry. There were also rumors about a swap deal with Coman. True: for Bayern are both swap deals no option https://t.co/pW99ZhOa7z
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) February 18, 2020
With that in mind, a story emerged that Manchester City could look to get a player from the Germans in return, like either Kingsley Coman or Serge Gnabry.
However, Christian Falk, who is the head of football for Sport Bild, has made it clear Bayern will not entertain that idea.
He explained in a tweet that while the German side were still interested in singing Sané, there is ‘no option’ of a swap deal for either Gnabry or Coman happening.
It seems that if the Munich side are to get the Manchester City winger, they will have to open their chequebook, and the Premier League club will have to find a replacement elsewhere.