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Sane will move to Bayern - German legend Matthaus

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Bayern Munich great Lothar Matthaus is certain Leroy Sane will swap Manchester City for the Bundesliga champions this summer.

Sane is contracted to the domestic treble winners for the next two seasons, but Bayern are eager to lure the 23-year-old back to Germany.

The Bavarian giants are on the lookout for wingers following the departures of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, and there have been declarations of interest in Sane from both president Uli Hoeness and chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Sane scored 16 goals in 47 appearances in all competitions this season but has struggled to command a regular starting spot in the last few months.

City are thought to be keen to convince Sane - who joined from Schalke for £37million three years ago - to remain in Manchester, but Matthaus believes a return to his homeland is more likely.

"A player who, in my eyes, will enchant the Bayern fans next year is Leroy Sane," Matthaus wrote in his column for Sky Sport.

"I am sure he will move to Munich. If Uli Hoeness publicly reveals that he makes a bid for a player, in the vast majority of cases they arrive at Bayern.

"Guardiola is not really satisfied with him, the player wants to play more regularly and Bayern are looking for at least one wide man after the departure of Robben and Ribery. It would be a win-win transfer for all parties."

As for the transfer fee involved, Matthaus speculated that it could be a record-breaking sum for Bayern.

"Quality always has its price and Sane is more expensive than the previous record transfer of 80million euros for Lucas Hernandez.

Ribery to end 12-year stay at Bayern Munich

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Franck Ribery will leave Bayern Munich when his contract expires in the summer after the French midfielder decided against extending his deal.

Ribery has scored 123 goals in 422 appearances since moving to Bayern in June 2007 from Marseille, helping the Bavarian giants to 21 trophies, including eight Bundesliga titles and the 2012-13 Champions League.

The 36-year-old said in quotes on Bayern's website: "When I came to Bayern, it was a dream come true.

"It won't be easy to say goodbye, but we must never forget what we've achieved together, we've won so much together - more than 20 honours."

Ribery will join fellow veteran winger Arjen Robben in leaving Bayern at the end of the season. The pair, instrumental for the club for much of the last decade, will be given a testimonial next year.

Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge added: "Franck and Arjen are great players. FC Bayern owes a lot to both of them and we will give them a wonderful and emotional farewell.

"They've helped shape FC Bayern's most successful decade with fantastic football."

Bayern are closing in on another Bundesliga crown, though Ribery has been largely on the periphery this season due to injury.

He did, however, make his return to action on Saturday and got on the scoresheet in the 3-1 win over Hannover.


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