By DailyMailSport for Lolwe digital
Bayern Munich have made Manchester City an offer of £35million to sign Leroy Sane, according to reports.
The winger has been a long-term target for the German giants and they were keen to bring him to the Allianz Arena last summer only for him to suffer a horror injury in the Community Shield.
Sane has not played since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in that clash but he was back in training before the coronavirus shutdown.
Bayern are hoping to take advantage of a potential fall in the transfer market to pay considerably less than the £88m they had earmarked for him last summer.
According to German outlet Bild, they have agreed a contract with the 24-year-old – which had to happen again after he changed agents last season – and are now looking to come to terms with City.
Bayern’s opening bid of £35m is £11m less than City paid Schalke for Sane when they signed him in 2016.
The Bavarian side have an advantage as Sane is heading into the final year of his contract, although it is still a significant drop on what they would have paid previously.
Former Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes warned on Tuesday that Sane was not worth a big fee.
He said: ‘For me, he has not yet made a breakthrough to becoming an absolute top player.
‘I think this is a player at a crossroads. Will he keep working hard on himself or will he remain just as an exceptional talent?
‘He has to be ready to make the next big step because there is no use in flashing the talent from time to time.
‘I also honestly tell you that I don’t consider the price justifiable.’