Manchester City are reportedly weighing-up a move for Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman, if the German champions sign Leroy Sane this summer.
Sane was heavily linked with the Bundesliga giants over the summer, but a move failed to materialise after he was ruled out for seven months in August with an ACL injury.
However, Bayern are still believed to be keen on signing the German international and could look to complete a transfer at the end of the season, once he has returned to full fitness.
If the 23-year-old is able to complete a return to his homeland, Sky Sports News claims that City could look to bring Coman to the Etihad Stadium.
According to the publication, the defending Premier League champions consider the France international to be an ideal replacement for Sane.
City boss Pep Guardiola knows Coman well after working with the winger during his time in charge at the Allianz Arena.
The 23-year-old, who has also had spells with Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, has made 139 appearances for Bayern in all competitions since initially joining the club on loan in 2015, scoring 28 goals.
He has featured prominently for the Bundesliga outfit this season, playing in 16 games in all competitions and providing three goals and five assists.
The German giants attempted to bolster their wide options during the summer after the summer departures of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.
Although Bayern eventually signed Ivan Perisic and Philippe Coutinho – both on initial loan deals with options to buy – former boss Niko Kovac previously claimed in July that Sane was the club’s “dream signing”.
Kovac told Sport Bild (via Sky Sports ): “Our bosses have shown him a clear plan. We are very focused, Leroy knows what to expect here, and when a player with such capacity comes to FC Bayern, he knows his job.
“You can see that the transfer is not easy. But I know that our people are working very hard to make it happen. We will do everything to realise this transfer.
“We all know that Leroy Sane is our dream player. The public knows that, we know that.”