‘He can leave if he wants’

Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness suggests Renato Sanches can leave if he wants to, in another nod towards Milan.

Vincenzo Montella confirmed on Monday that the signing of a midfielder was a priority for Milan, amidst mounting speculation the player in question would be Sanches.

“If a player thinks that it’s better for him to go somewhere else, on loan or permanently, the club will take care of it,” Hoeness told Spox.

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is also on record as stating his club would prefer to loan out the Portuguese teenager or only sell him for a fee in the region of €48m.