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Bayern Munich Confirm Milan Interest In Renato Sanches, But Rule Out Alexis Sanchez Talk

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that AC Milan have shown huge interest in signing midfielder Renato Sanches this summer.

Renato Sanches

Sanches was under the radar of top-flight European clubs but he opted to join Bayern from Benfica last summer.

Sanches burst into the scene after proving his mettle at Benfica and also won the Golden Boy award in 2016.

He played a pivotal role and guided Portugal to their first ever Euro Cup triumph in 2016.

Sanches has failed to impress at Bayern Munich

However, he failed to hold on to his form and could match the standards at Bayern Munich – making only 25 appearances last season.

And Portuguese newspaper Record had claimed that Serie A giants AC Milan could rope in Sanches on an initial two-year loan deal, with an option to buy him permanently for €47 million.

He snubbed Man Utd to join Bayern last summer.

And Bayern Munich chief Rummenigge has admitted that Milan, who have already roped in the likes of Andre Silva, Ricardo Rodriguez, Hakan Calhanoglu, Andrea Conti, Mateo Musacchio, Franck Kessie, Fabio Borini, Leonardo Bonucci and Lucas Bigila in an outstanding summer spending spree – have shown interest in signing the Portuguese teenager.

Rummenigge  told reporters: “I can confirm that AC Milan has an interest in Renato Sanches.”

“I have the impression that AC Milan is not ready to meet our economic demands, and as long (as that continues) nothing will be done.”

Sanchez has been linked with a move away form the Emirates this summer.

Bayern have also been heavily linked with a move for Arsenal contract rebel Alexis Sanchez, who is also a top target of Manchester City this summer.

But Rummenigge turned down all possibilities of launching a bid for Sanchez, having signed Serge Gnabry, James Rodriguez and Kingsley Coman this summer.

Sanchez wants to reunite with Pep Guardiola at Man City.

He added: “I don’t know what he has said but we are no longer involved.”

“We are in agreement with the coach [Carlo Ancelotti] and we won’t be doing another deal for an attacker. That makes no sense.”

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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