According to German sports magazine Kicker Bayern Munich have reached an agreement with Swansea City over a loan deal for midfielder Renato Sanches.

The Portugal international only arrived in Germany last summer for €35m, but could be set for a move to the Premier League side today.

Sanches found his playing time in Bavaria limited last season, and it was expected he would be loaned out in this campaign. AC Milan were linked with the player throughout the summer, but it seems like Swansea City have won the race for the 20 year old.

“We wanted Renato Sanches to go to a club where he can play at a high level,” Bayern’s president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge explained, as cited by Kicker. “They also needed him‚ and theres a coach who will get the best out of him.”

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Sanches will be managed by Swansea City boss Paul Clement, who worked as Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant at Bayern Munich, and it seems this was key in getting an agreement with the German side.

Kicker say Swansea City will pay €8.5m to loan the youngster for the season, which surely includes the player’s wages, without including any future buying option. According to Kicker, this led to Bayern Munich accepting Swansea City’s offer, as all the other interested clubs – Juventus, PSG and Liverpool wanted a right of redemption.

Lukáš Vráblik