Bayern set to offer Leroy Sane Philippe Coutinho’s No10 shirt and pay rise in bid to pull off transfer for Man City star – The Sun

BAYERN MUNICH are set to offer Leroy Sane the No10 shirt currently worn by Philippe Coutinho AND a bumper pay rise in a bid to sign the Manchester City star.

The Bundesliga giants have been desperate to sign the German winger, 24, since last summer, before his season-ending injury in August's Community Shield.

Now Bild claim Bayern have put together a bumper package to entice Sane to quit the Etihad and head to the Allianz Arena.

The German giants have made numerous bids for the forward in recent months – including a £35million offer earlier this month – but have seen them all knocked back by City.

Sane is thought to have told Etihad chiefs he wants to move back to his home country to join the reigning champions.

The winger has refused to sign a contract extension at Man City – with his current deal up at the end of the 2020-21 season.

Pep Guardiola and Co may now be willing to let Sane quit to ensure he doesn't leave on a free transfer.

To sweeten the deal, Bayern bosses are willing to offer Sane – who has only ever worn the No19 shirt – the No10 jersey worn by club legends like Lothar Matthaus and Arjen Robben.

That means Coutinho being stripped of the number – but Bayern have insisted they're unlikely to make the Barcelona midfielder's loan move permanent this summer anyway.

On top of that, the Munich side are thought to be set to offer him a huge rise on his current £90,000-a-week pay-packet.

Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski urged Leroy Sane to join him at the Bundesliga champions last week.

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Europe's top marksman in 2019-20 said: "There is a lot of speculation.

"I can only say that he is a great player with great skills who can harmonise very well with his team-mates.

"Not just in the Premier League or the Champions League, we've already seen what he could do at Schalke.

"He could certainly help us find new solutions in our game."

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