Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac says he remains confident a deal can be done to sign Manchester City winger Leroy Sane.
The 23-year-old has long been associated with a move to the Bavarian giants from the Premier League champions, with Bayern looking to replace legendary widemen Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben who both left the club at the end of last season after long spells filled with trophies.
Kovac has described Sane as Bayern’s ‘dream player’, while club icon Lotthar Matthaus says he could be the new face of the club.
Kovac issued an update on their hunt for the player on Sunday and said the whole club was focused on getting a deal over the line.
“Our club management is very committed behind it and I’m very confident,” the 47-year-old coach told ZDF in Germany. “I assume that we can get it.
“Leroy is a great footballer who has proved that in England and with the national team.”
The proposed move is one of the longest-running transfer sagas of the summer, and at one point seemed to be totally dead.