Man City target Leroy Sane still eyed by Bayern Munich, Real Madrid - father
Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are still in the race to sign Leroy Sane, the young Schalke star's father has said amid reports that Manchester City are close to sealing a move for the Germany attacker.
Sane, 20, has been strongly linked with a switch to the Premier League club this summer, with Bild reporting late last week that he has already agreed terms on a four-year contract to join new boss Pep Guardiola at the Etihad Stadium.
The German tabloid added that only the transfer fee still needs to be negotiated, with Schalke hoping to at least get €50 million for their biggest asset.
But at the weekend, Sane's father, Souleymane, told Sky News in Germany his son's future could still lie elsewhere.
"Real Madrid and Bayern are also still in mix," Sane Snr., a former Bundesliga forward, said.
Bayern Munich have been interested in the Germany winger for some time, but previous reports had the defending Bundesliga champions considering triggering a €37m release clause in Sane's contract which becomes valid next summer.
Speaking to Bild, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge did not comment on the latest rumour, saying only: "I don't want to stir speculations."
However, Bayern may step up their interest after winger Arjen Robben suffered a new injury blow at the weekend which is expected to keep him out for around six weeks.
Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @uersfeld.