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‘Isn’t This “Poaching” Illegal Under UEFA Rules?’ Fans Frustrated As Bayern Chief Speaks Out Again On Pursuit Of City Star

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has spoken out on the club’s interest in Manchester City winger Leroy Sane.

The German club are reportedly very keen to recruit the midfielder but Hoeness says the finances of the deal may make it hard to complete a transfer:

“I don’t have any exact figures, but I think that it could be very difficult financially.”

City fans are wondering why Bayern are allowed to speak out about their transfer targets in public:

Hoeness’s comments follow on from Bayern’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge last week when he confirmed the Bundesliga side’s interest in Sane.

He revealed that the club had been tracking the German international before his move to City when he was still at Schalke.

Bayern are keen to replace both Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben who are leaving the Allianz Arena this summer.

Sane is seemingly their top target. The 23-year-old has two years left on his current contract at the Etihad but is reportedly stalling on signing a new deal. Whether that will play a role in City deciding to sell, we shall have to wait and see.