Would Bayern München we willing to pay more than €80 million to sign Leroy Sané from Manchester City?
Bayern München have been linked with Leroy Sané recently, but the question is if the German champions would be willing to break their transfer record to sign the Manchester City winger.
The German international would probably cost more than the €80 million record fee they paid to sign Lucas Hernandez from Atlético Madrid. And after Bayern's championship victory on Saturday, club president Uli Hoeness said that the Bavarians are unlikely break their transfer record again this summer.
When asked about Bayern's current transfer plans, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Sport Bild that he needs to know how much money he will have available before things can get more concrete.
"Uli Hoeness is the chairman of the supervisory board. The supervisory board has to approve our transfer investments. Of course we adhere to that," Salihamidzic said and added:
"We haven't had concrete talks about possible candidates yet, but we will try to do something for the new season. That's why we have to clarify how much money we have available."
When asked specifically about Sané, Salihamidzic said:
"I don't comment on names."
Salihamidzic also made it clear that a decision on the future of James Rodriguez will be made after the DFB-Pokal final against RB Leipzig on Saturday.
Bayern could trigger a €42 million release clause to tie the Real Madrid loanee down permanently. According to Sport Bild, however, Bayern coach Kovac isn't considered a fan of the offensive midfielder - and that speaks against a permanent deal.
Sport Bild further reports that Bayern would like to sign at least one winger - maybe even two if Callum Hudson-Odoi is allowed to leave Chelsea. In addition to that, the Bavarians are looking for a new defensive midfielder.