Bayern Munich made a serious offer to Manchester City for striker Leroy Sané, days before the summer transfer season in England closed.
Bild newspaper confirmed Thursday that the Bavarian club had avoided in the past few days commenting more about the possibility of the deal, after the president of the club, Karl Heinz Rummenigge, criticized coach Nikko Kovac after raising the expectations of early conclusion of the deal and his intention to transfer Sané to Allianz Arena.
“I did not like his comments. We have a good relationship with Manchester City and our former coach Pep Guardiola, and Sané is still tied to his contract with his club,” Rummenigge said.
Kovac apologized to Guardiola for his comments on the Citizen player and spoke “aggressively” about his “great optimism” about the inclusion of Sané.
The 23-year-old’s future remains a debate in the German press, which confirms that City Guardiola is negotiating a substitute for Sané, who will be Real Madrid’s Real Madrid midfielder Mikel Oyarzabal.
Sané was playing in Schalke until the summer of 2016 when Citi bought him for about 50 million euros, and his market value is now double that figure.
Reports indicate that the German wing, which will end his contract with City in 2021, has rejected several offers to renew his contract with Premier League club for the second season.