Leroy Sane ‘no closer’ to extending Man City contract – replacement ‘under consideration’

Manchester City may be forced into ‘cutting their losses’ on Leroy Sane in the upcoming January transfer window, with the Germany international reported to be no closer to signing an extension at the Etihad Stadium, according to Sam Lee of the Athletic.

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Leroy Sane has been at the centre of a long-lasting transfer saga, linking him with a move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. The situation may actually be edging towards a conclusion, but not the outcome Manchester City’s hierarchy will be hoping for.

Manchester City want to retain the services of the Germany international, however Sane ‘appears no closer to extending his stay‘ at the clubs according to Sam Lee. In fact, despite the winger having 18 months remaining on his Etihad Stadium contract, Bayern Munich are now in ‘a stronger negotiating position‘.

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The last update on the situation surrounding Sane stated that Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeneß planned on raiding the Etihad for the player, however felt that he could secure his signature for less than the reported €100 million fee.

The situation surrounding Leroy Sane may be so far in Bayern Munich’s favour that Manchester City are having to draw up plans to replace the winger. According to Sam Lee, Real Sociedad’s Mikel Oyarzabal is ‘under firm consideration‘. Calcio Mercato in Italy brought a story on Monday afternoon, suggesting that Manchester City will face competition from Real Madrid for the player’s signature.

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