On Tuesday we covered an article from German newspaper Bild which suggested Pep Guardiola may be playing games with Bayern Munich over the transfer of Leroy Sane.
Bild took a blow at the weekend after claiming Sane wouldn’t play for Manchester City against Liverpool in the Community Shield. He did, of course, even starting the match, but managed to pick up a knee injury in the first ten minutes.
Bild pondered on Tuesday that no medical update from City seemed a little strange, and presented mixed messages over the player’s potential transfer to Bayern.
Now they have the reason for the delay, and it’s not some big conspiracy.
Sane has ‘fluid on his knee’, which makes a diagnosis difficult, hence no definitive word yet from the Premier League champions.
That’s why the transfer now ‘wobbles’.
Bild were very confident earlier in the summer on the Manchester City player moving to Bayern, that then turned to pessimism, which reverted to optimism again last week, and now they’re losing faith again.