Bayern Munich to turn transfer attention to Timo Werner and stop Leroy Sane pursuit in search of Lewandowski replacement – The Sun

BAYERN MUNICH are set to end their pursuit of Leroy Sane and instead turn their attention to Timo Werner, according to reports.

The Bundesliga giants have long been linked with a move for the 24-year-old Man City attacker but a deal has never materialised.

As recently as last month SunSport told you Bayern were looking to offer David Alaba plus £50m for the Germany star.

That came after it was claimed talks between Sane's representatives and Bayern chiefs were still ongoing over a summer deal.

But everything looks to have hit a brick wall now, with the German table-toppers turning their attention to Liverpool target Werner, report Kicker.

It is claimed that Bayern chiefs suddenly have "doubts about the mentality" of Sane, who has been at the Etihad for three-and-a-half years.

The report alleges that Sane said yes to a Bayern switch two years ago but recently sought new negotiations after a "change of adviser" earlier this year.

They claim that even if Sane's price drops "significantly" to around £70million then a deal is unlikely because it will mean the club will have used most of their cash to land him.

That is believed to have paved the way for a bid for RB Leipzig man Werner – who can replace legendary striker Robert Lewandowski.

Werner seemed destined for Anfield this summer.

But the club's director Markus Krosche recently admitted the transfer could fall through because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Bayern boss Hans-Dieter Flick is said to be a huge admirer not only of Werner's ability on the pitch, but also the type of character he is off it, claim Kicker.

They add that Werner will be available for between £44m and £53m and easily able to replace 31-year-old Lewandowski.

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