Just yesterday, The Sun came out with a stunning exclusive, claiming that Bayern Munich were ready to offer David Alaba plus £50m in cash to secure the services of Leroy Sane this summer. The Manchester City winger has been linked with a move to Germany for some time now, but The Sun’s report blew everything we’d heard so far out of the water.

Now, if something smells fishy, it probably is. Today, Bayern Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge threw cold water on the speculation by categorically denying the existence of any such offer.