With the transfer window closed, Leroy Sané injured and Bayern Munich signing Ivan Perisic, you would have been safe to assume the rumours linking the Manchester City man to the Allianz were over.
That’s not the case, though, as Sané continues to be a topic of conversation in Germany, with Bayern’s interest seemingly not abating.
Earlier this week we covered a report that stated Bayern had drawn up a list of three ways they can approach signing Sane in the coming months.
It was suggested that they might wait until the January transfer window, or next summer, to make their move and that’s backed up by Bild today.
The newspaper reports that Bayern are now ‘likely’ to make a move in the winter or next summer, and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge wants to maintain a “reasonable, clean relationship” with Manchester City moving forward.
The Bayern boss has also emphasised that they have nothing to do with Sané at the minute, particularly his decision to be operated on by Dr Christian Fink in Germany.
The newspaper says Sané elected to go with the doctor, who just so happens to be Bayern’s preferred medical professional and operated on Corentin Tolisso when he suffered ligament damage, and will undergo surgery in Innsbruck this weekend.
That sparked suggestions Bayern had something to do with the decision, but Rummenigge has dismissed that out of hand.
“The Operation has nothing to do with Bayern, we would not presume,” he said.
“He is a Manchester City player. That’s a decision from him, possibly in consultation with the medical department of the national team.”