Bayern Munich are reportedly hoping to sign Manchester City winger Leroy Sané for as little as £44m when the transfer window reopens.
Bayern have long-standing interest in Sané, who has missed the entirety of this season after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the Community Shield last August.
According to Michael Rummenigge – former forward and brother of the club’s chairman Karl-Heinz – the Bundesliga champions will be hoping to exploit his unresolved contract situation.
“Bayern would have bought him [Sané] for £87-105m before the cruciate ligament rupture, but now he would be significantly cheaper and maybe only cost £44m,” Rummenigge told Sportbild.
“His contract with Manchester City ends in 2021, after which he would be free.
“If the Champions League ban for City persists, the club will also need money during times of coronavirus to pay its salaries.”
Manchester City have lodged an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and await further comment.