MANCHESTER UNITED have made a shock enquiry for former Manchester City star Leroy Sane.
United are looking for attacking reinforcements after being frustrated in their bid to sign Antony from Ajax.
And Bayern Munich winger Sane is on the shortlist despite his successful spell with the club’s noisy neighbours.
Sources say Bayern would be willing to cash in on Sane after his indifferent form since his £40m move from City in 2020.
Liverpool have also been linked with the Germany international, who has fallen down the pecking order after Bayern signed Reds star Sadio Mane earlier this summer.
As Sunsport reported, PSV Eindhoven’s Cody Gakpo, Wolves star Pedro Neto, Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma and Crystal Palace wideman Michael Olise are also on United’s radar.
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But the willingness to consider a move for Sane is a sign of how urgently new boss Erik Ten Hag wants to bolster his forward line.
Carlos Tevez’s move directly from Old Trafford to the Etihad in 2009 caused bad blood between the local rivals.
City’s “Welcome To Manchester” billboards to hail the Tevez signing wound up Sir Alex Ferguson and United fans.
And the Argentinian star went on to win the FA Cup and Premier League with City.
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Ten Hag needs more options up front amid the uncertainty over Cristiano Ronaldo’s future.
The Portuguese superstar has made it clear his desire to leave Old Trafford this summer.
But he could still start for United in their season opener against Brighton on Sunday due to Anthony Martial’s injury.
Source: Soccer - thesun.co.uk