Pep Guardiola Admits Leroy Sane's Manchester City Future Is Out of His Hands

Pep Guardiola has confessed that Leroy Sane's Manchester City future is out of his hands​ as he focuses on returning the forward to full fitness following a lengthy layoff.

Sane has yet to feature for the Citizens after damaging knee ligaments during the club's Community Shield victory over Liverpool, but is back in light training as he steps up his recovery following the subsequent knee surgery.

However, prior to his injury, Sane was heavily linked with a move to ​Bayern Munich with it looking likely that the Wembley outing would be his final appearance in a ​City shirt, before departing for the Bundesliga.

It was 90min's understanding that Sane was fixated on a move to the German champions, after exclusively revealing that the 23-year-old was 'open' to the move back in July. City had valued the 23-year-old at £150m, but there asking price looks set to be dropped significantly with Sane unwilling to sign a new deal, and with just 18 months remaining on his current contract. ​90min also revealed that City even sounded out their potential replacement, Mikel Oyarzabal.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Guardiola admitted what happens next is not in his control, signalling he has given up convincing the player to remain in the ​Premier League.

"Each player has his own family, desires, dreams, and above that I can't do anything,' Guardiola said, via the ​Mail. "They have dreams. 'It's a question for Leroy, his agents and the club. I'm not involved. It's not in my hands. He knows what we believe.

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"What's important now is he has to recover well. I want him back fit. His knee looks really good. After that it is not my business. He's a nice person. I was the guy who pushed the club and convinced him to come, even when he didn't play regularly at Schalke. Three years ago is different to right now."

Bayern CEO sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić ​did rule out a January move for the forward, with ​The Athletic since adding to what 90min revealed – that a summer move looks all but certain.

Source : 90min