The Bundesliga club has been behind Leroy Sane since the start of this transfer window.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is interested in bolstering his side with a centre back. After having signed Rodri for the ageing Fernandinho, Pep has Harry Maguire or Kalidou Koulibaly in his mind as Vincent Kompany’s replacement for the next season.

But he is also worried that they might lose their star midfielder, Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich. The Bundesliga club has been behind the German international even before the start of this transfer window. And adding to that, Lothar Matthaus believes that Sane can be the new face of Bayern Munich.

Although Guardiola is hopeful to tie him down at the Etihad stadium, he said, “We want him to stay. Hopefully he can stay this season and another one and another one, that’s why we offered him a new contract.

“I want him. He has special qualities, we play wingers and we need specific wingers. But it is his decision, it’s the same as what happened with Sancho. We want him, we are giving everything, but in the end, if he doesn’t want, what can you do? Nothing.”

Manchester City beat West Ham United 4-1 in the Premier League Asia Trophy. They will play their first game of the season on 4th August against Liverpool FC in the Community Shield match. 

But before that, Guardiola insists that they need to sign a defender. “We will see but yeah, we are looking for some names.”

“At the same time, we have three centre-backs who can play there and we have two young players in the second team who can help us.”

“We shall see if the market is possible and if the club believes we can spend that money. But if they don’t, we shan’t spend it.”