Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and English Premier League side Manchester City are close to agreeing on a deal for forward Leroy Sane.
On Thursday, German publication Kicker claims City want 50 million euros ($54 million) for the 24-year-old Sane, but Bayern is offering around 10 million euros less.
The latest development comes a week after Sport Bild had reported that the player and Bayern had already agreed on personal terms with the Germany international set to ink a five-year deal.
With the hard stance by City, Bayern was thought to be angling for a move for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner but the thought has since been put off due to City’s willingness to negotiate for Sane.
Since joining from Schalke in 2016 reportedly for around 50 million euros, Sane has won the Premier League title twice under Pep Guardiola at City but is yet to play this season after suffering a torn knee ligament in the Community Shield match against Liverpool last August.
This isn’t the first time Bayern are in for Sane as the club had expressed interest in the last summer with reports indicating that City wanted a sum of 125 million euros for the winger at that time.