Bayern renew battle with Dortmund amid Sane chase

Joshua Kimmich Leroy Sane Germany 2018-19

The latest slant is that after months of publicly talking about signing Sane, Bayern's chiefs have made a decision to keep their mouth shut, out of fear of irritating Manchester City too much.

Manchester City management is ready to begin talks on the transfer to Sane if it receives an offer in the amount of £150 million for a 23-year-old midfielder.

According to reports, Bayern have tabled a bid of around 90 million euros ($85 million) - which would be a club record.

If City were to sell Sane, they won't be looking to replace him this summer, as they already have Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva among those that could step into his place.

"We're all well advised to not talk about players still under contract", said sports director Hasan Salihamidzic while chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge also criticised Kovac's bold statement.

Guardiola reiterated his stance that he wants to retain the services of Sane whose 10 goals and 10 assists helped the club defend their league crown. If he knocks on the door and says he wants to leave then we will speak with the club. "But that's the reality, I can't say any more". We were quite close and now it's a little bit different.

City boss Pep Guardiola still hopes that Sane stays at City for another season.

Last week, Guardiola had urged Sane to decide if he wants to stay at English champions or go to Bayern after the unsettled star scored twice in a 6-1 rout of Hong Kong's Kitchee.

"We won nearly every trophy (last season), not all of them", Guardiola said.

"The Super Cup is very important for us all - to start the season well and show fans what we have planned", said Reus. I think he has an incredible gap to be better in terms of being connected in the game'.

Guardiola confirmed goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, who missed the majority of last season due to an Achilles injury, would play in the season's curtain-raiser on Sunday.

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