Bayern Munich want to strengthen their attack after losing Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben at the end of last season.

Leroy Sane has been constantly linked with a move to the Allianz Arena, but they haven’t had any luck in their efforts to land the Manchester City star

Despite the uncertainty around the winger’s future, Pep Guardiola started him in his side’s Community Shield victory over Liverpool last weekend.

The 23-year-old was forced off the pitch with an injury. On Thursday, the Premier League champions confirmed Same has “damaged the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee” and will go under the knife.

With the latest development regarding Sane, Bayern are forced to change their transfer plans and look at other options, claim Sport.

Real Madrid are desperate to offload Gareth Bale and he’s emerged as a target for Bayern. 

However, Bayern will only sign Bale on a loan deal with an option to make it permanent.

Bale’s agent earlier made it clear his client will not join another club on a loan deal and this could make it difficult for Bayern to land him.