What the papers say Manchester City are reportedly planning for the eventuality that Leroy Sane returns to Germany. The Daily Mail says City will target Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey if 24-year-old Germany international Sane rejoins the Bundesliga, where he is expected to land at Bayern Munich. Bailey has been watched by City’s scouts for the two seasons, with Sky Blues manager Pep Guardiola preferring adaptable players like the 22-year-old Jamaica international who can play on either flank.
What the papers say Reports have emerged that in-demand France and Lyon striker Moussa Dembele is on the verge of moving to Manchester United. The Daily Express, citing TodoFichajes, says the Red Devils have agreed terms with the 23-year-old, who was also on Chelsea’s radar, on a £61.8million deal.
Manchester City are prepared to allow Leroy Sane to enter the final year of his contract rather than let him join Bayern Munich in a cut-price deal.
What the papers say Manchester United are reportedly leading Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund in the chase for Birmingham’s 16-year-old English midfielder Jude Bellingham. The Sun says Bellingham has been blown away by United’s sales pitch and the club are willing to cough up £35m to get the deal done.
What the papers say Manchester City’s Leroy Sane is on the verge of a £70m move to Bayern Munich, according to the Daily Mirror. The 24-year-old forward is believed to be desperate for a return to Germany after four years at City.
Leroy Sane admits his extended injury lay-off this season has been the longest and hardest of his career.
Leroy Sane played 57 minutes as he stepped up his return from injury with a run-out for Manchester City’s under-23 side.
What the papers say Tottenham are pondering their next move as Christian Eriksen’s contract negotiations leave the club facing a difficult decision, the Mirror reports. Spurs look to have two choices: either sell one of their best midfielders this summer, or allow the remainder of his contract to run down if he will not agree to a new one and risk losing him for nothing next season, the paper says. Real Madrid and Inter Milan are both said to interested in the 27-year-old.
Manchester City took a potentially decisive step towards retaining their Premier League title with a vital and hard-fought 2-0 derby win over Manchester United.