Bayern Munich’s long chase for Leroy Sané came to an end when they finally reached an agreement with Manchester City in July.
The Germany international’s last contract at the Etihad was set to expire in 2021 and in order to avoid losing him as a free agent next summer, the Cityzens agreed to let him leave the club this summer.
Pep Guardiola’s side asked the treble winners for Kingsley Coman to be included as a part of the deal for Sané.
City sporting director Txiki Begiristain ‘pushed until the end’ for an exchange operation involving France international and the former Schalke man, but it was then reported Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić wasn’t in favour of letting Coman leave.
This week’s edition of SportBild has a lengthy interview with Salihamidžić, where he was quizzed about the earlier reports about a potential swap deal involving Coman and Sané.
“I can’t confirm that. There was nothing, and we wouldn’t have dealt with it. His goal in the Champions League final should explain why we are fully committed to him,” the Bayern transfer chief was quoted as saying by Transfermarkt.
Coman scored the only goal in Bayern’s Champions League final victory against Paris Saint-Germain in August.