While Romano believes the 26-year-status old’s could be one to watch closely in August, the journalist has told GIVEMESPORT that Bayern’s present intention is to retain him. The player has been linked with a move to the Emirates.
Arsenal is interested in signing Sane, according to Bild (via Mundo Deportivo), as Mikel Arteta seeks to expand his options at wide receiver.
Rafinha was thought to have been the Spaniard’s primary target for the wing, but the Gunners were unable to agree a fee with Leeds United and the 25-year-old has since gone on to join Barcelona.
It leaves Arsenal now needing to consider other options like Sane.
Romano says Bayern intends to hold on to Sane and is not negotiating with Arsenal or any other club over a sale.
Discussing the Arsenal links, the transfer expert told GMS: “I think he’s a player to watch in August maybe because, at the moment, Bayern are keeping him. I think they will not sign a new striker. Sane, but also [Serge] Gnabry extending the contract, [Kingsley] Coman, these players will stay at Bayern.
“Lot of links for this boy but, at the moment, he’s waiting to understand if Bayern will sign a center striker or not, and there are no negotiations for Sane.”
Arteta can undoubtedly be pleased with the business that Arsenal did give that they have already signed players like Jesus and Fabio Vieira.
However, adding a player of Sane’s caliber would entirely alter their transfer window grade. The Bayern player and Jesus by themselves would make this the most fruitful summer for the north London club in recent memory.