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Bayern Munich chief Salihamidzic hints Sane priced himself out of move

Bayern Munich chose to pull back from a deal for Manchester City attacker Leroy Sane over the player's wage demands.

Sane was the subject of intense speculation during the summer transfer window, with the Blues finally slapping a price tag of between £137million and £145million on him.

Bayern appeared increasingly confident of securing a deal for a player they identified as one of the successors to outgoing pair Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.

But when Sane suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury during the Community Shield win over Liverpool last month, it seemed to have killed any hope of a deal, at least for the time being.

And when the Bundesliga club's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic was questioned about the failure to land Sane, he hinted that the problem was financial, says the Manchester Evening News.

Bayern's top earner Robert Lewandowski is said to have been given a new deal worth close to £350,000 a week, and Salihamidzic recently spoke of the need to stick to their salary structure “if only because we cannot afford to do otherwise".

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