Hooray, more news! According to the Evening Standard, Manchester City are ready to “play hardball” to prevent Bayern Munich from getting Leroy Sane on the cheap. Given that Pep Guardiola has already admitted that the winger will definitely leave the club, the Citizens probably want to make sure they get as much money out of the transfer as possible.

According to the report, Bayern have bid around €40m for Sane, which is well below Man City’s evaluation. The club is willing to play hardball and doesn’t plan on buying a replacement when Sané finally leaves. The blue half of Manchester seems set with players like Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, and Riyadh Mahrez on their roster.