German champions Bayern Munich have reportedly admitted defeat in their quest to sign Manchester City winger Leroy Sane as the Bayern president Uli Hoeness admitted it was “unlikely” the German winger will sign for Bayern this summer.
Speaking to German magazine Kicker, Hoeness sighted the “insane” demands made by the Premier League champions as the reason the negotiations seem over before they even began as it is believed Bayern have turned their attention to alternative targets.
Bayern are believed to value the player at around the €70 million mark, while City are holding out for closer to €90 million for the player they rate very highly.
Sane, who joined the City in 2016, has found chances become limited since the arrival of Riyad Mahrez and is contracted at the Etihad until 2021.
It remains unclear what the former Schalke man thinks about the possibility of a return to his homeland. However, Manchester City have moved to fend off any future interests by offering the 23-year-old a new contract.
With both Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery departing the German champions, it is clear Bayern are out to strengthen in the wide areas. However, it does not look like it will be Sane who will be the one to replace the two of the club’s modern day legends.