Per a report by Evening Standard journalist James Robson, Manchester City is actively trying to sign Leroy Sane to a contract extension while the player is recovering from knee surgery. According to Robson, Manchester City’s effort will not slow down despite the 23-year-old being unavailable until at least February. Pep Guardiola’s club would like to get a deal done before Bayern Munich can make a formal offer this winter:

Manchester City are trying to convince Leroy Sane to sign a new deal before Bayern Munich have chance to launch their next bid for the winger. Contract negotiations are continuing despite the Germany international being ruled out until at least February with knee ligament damage. City remain hopeful he will commit his future to the Etihad despite him being widely expected to complete a move to Bayern before suffering his injury last month.

Sources in Germany claim they could be ready to bid as early as January, despite Sane’s recovery from the operation on his anterior cruciate ligament expected to rule him out until February at the earliest.