Leroy Sane believes he can ‘achieve his big goal’ of winning the Champions League with Bayern Munich, according to his agent.
Sane returned to training in January, but is yet to make a first-team appearance this season, which is largely down to the coronavirus pandemic forcing football authorities to suspend matches in England since March 13.
He has just one year left on his City deal amid renewed interest from Bayern.
Sane’s agent, Damir Smoljan, told Bild: “Together with him, we talk with Manchester City about what the next step could look like.
“The interest of Bayern Munich is no secret. But other absolute top clubs also contacted us about Leroy.
“Bayern is the only club in Germany that Leroy can imagine as the next step in his career.
“He sees there the requirements for achieving his big goal of winning the Champions League.”
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City were given a two-year ban from European football for breaching UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations in February.
And the future of Sane, and a host of other first-team players, could be in serious doubt if the club’s appeal is unsuccessful.
Sane has won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and an FA Cup since joining City in a £37million deal from Schalke in 2016.
In January, when asked about the Germany international’s future, City boss Pep Guardiola admitted it was out of his control.
He said: “It’s a question for Leroy, his agents and the club. I am not involved.
“What’s important now is that he recovers well. After that he knows what we believe in him, what we think of him and the rest is up to him and the club.
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“It’s not awkward because I can’t see him on the pitch. He is a nice person, I know him quite well. I was the guy who pushed the club and asked him to come here.
“But each one has his own family, desires and dreams. Where you are three years ago is not the same as where you are now.
“I want him to come back fit now. His knee looks really good but after that it’s not my business. His own future is not in my hands.”