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Liverpool show surprise interest in Man City star Sane - report

Leroy Sane (Getty Images)
Leroy Sane (Getty Images)

Manchester City's want-away star Leroy Sane has reportedly drawn interest from Premier League rivals, Liverpool.

The surprising and highly ambitious transfer swoop for German ace Sane has been confirmed by reliable journalist Christian Falk.

Head of football at Sport Bild, Falk, confirmed talk that the Reds were interested in 24-year-old Sane, who has been recovering from injury this season.

Jurgen Klopp apparently enquired about Sane and a potential transfer next summer, but Sane never considered the move due to the rivalry between the two teams. He also has his heart set on Bayern Munich, says Falk.

Liverpool were hoping for a free-transfer switch in the summer of 2021 and agreed to match the players wages at City.

The deal though will not be happening with Sane said to be keen to finally wrap up a move to Bavaria.

Sane has been a top target for Bayern since last summer, but that conjecture ended in August when Sane suffered a serious knee injury in his first appearance of the season - the Community Shield against Liverpool at Wembley.

Earlier this month Sport Bild reported that Bayern Munich had made a derisory €40 million offer for Sane after reportedly agreeing on personal terms with the Germany man.

The Bundesliga champions have approached the City forward and come to an agreement over his contract with Sane agreeing on a five-year deal.

Sport Bild claims that Bayern will consider any deal under €60 million a major success, but their initial €40 million offer is well short of City's reported €100 million valuation on the player.

City paid Schalke £46.5 million, including add-ons for Sane in 2016 and will not let him leave for less than that.

City boss Pep Guardiola admitted in January that he would not be able to stop Sane from leaving should the German winger decide to pursue a move away from the club.

"It's a question for Leroy, his agents and the club. I'm not involved in that.

"What I want is for him to come back fit. His knee looks really good and after that, honestly, it's not of my business. It's not in my hands."

- TEAMtalk media

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