Leroy Sane has urged Bayern Munich left-back David Alaba to reject any move to Manchester City and remain with the Bundesliga champions after detailing why he decided to leave the Premier League club before the end of the season.

Sane completed a £54.8m move to Bayern at the start of the month, ending his four-year stay at the Etihad Stadium to return to Germany after leaving Schalke in 2016. The 24-year-old’s departure is likely to force City into the transfer market to fill the attacking void, but Pep Guardiola is also keen on strengthening his defence this summer in an effort to claw back the ground lost to Liverpool this season.

It’s reported that City are looking at Alaba as a possible option to reinforce the left side of their defence, while Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake, Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and Diego Carlos of Sevilla have all been linked as possible centre-back targets.

Real Madrid have also been linked with Alaba, with the Austria international valued at around £33m as he has entered the final year of his contract with Bayern.

But despite having attractive interest elsewhere, new arrival Sane has urged Alaba to reject the advances and sign a new contract to remain at Bayern.