Bayern Munich are ‘finally reacting’ to Liverpool’s interest in Leroy Sane and planning contract talks to keep him away from Anfield.
That’s according to journalist Christian Falk, who says the Premier League side’s interest is finally starting to concern those in charge at the Allianz Arena.
Sane has been in sensational form for Bayern this season, with eight goals and six assists in 11 games in the Bundesliga so far and a goal and an assist in four games in the Champions League group stages.
He appears to have finally found his role for the German champions, having struggled to live up to the €49m price they paid to sign him from Manchester City in 2020.
The focus is now on his contract situation, with the forward’s current deal set to expire in 2025, meaning he will be in the final year of his deal as of the end of this season.
So far there have been no contract talks to extend that deal, leading to reports that he could leave in the coming months.
And according to Falk that interest has now been recognised by Bayern, who will move to get a new deal done even if there isn’t much leeway in the budget.
“Leroy Sané is currently playing in the form of his life for Bayern and as reported, FC Liverpool and Jürgen Klopp have their eyes on him,” he said.
“And now Bayern are finally reacting. As Sport Director Christoph Freund confirmed in the SportBILD, there was a contact recording. I listened around. Yes, and it should look like this. FC Bayern would like to extend the contract with him. Therefore, after the international break, he offered to get together.
“A conversation should then be agreed upon directly, namely with Sané’s consultant Fali Ramadani. He then flies to Munich and then will finally be spoken to. Will he extend his contract or not? I heard he feels very, very comfortable.
“Leroy is estimated to earn €20m. There is still a bit of leeway, but not much more. With Bayern, top earners were up to €25m. So, you have to talk. The contract should be extended.
“However, as I heard, Manchester City has now also set its eyes on him. His ex-club, whether he would return to Pep Guardiola? I honestly don’t think so. I think Bayern really has very good chances to extend with Leroy. But that has to be discussed now. And these conversations are now starting.”