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Sane damages knee ligaments, requires surgery

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Leroy Sane

Sane suffered an injury to his right knee just 13 minutes into the match at Wembley.

It's not only a huge blow for Niko Kovac but also Pep Guardiola, who's now without one of his key players ahead of the new Premier League season.

Bayern had been awaiting news of the extent of Sane's injury with great interest as they weighed up a formal bid for the 23-year-old.

A partial tear of Sane's ACL was the diagnosis, with the German facing at least five months out of action.

Officially Manchester City are still assessing the extent of the injury suffered by the Germany global.

Hasan Salihamidzic wished Leroy Sane a speedy recovery from his knee injury but kept his counsel when quizzed on whether the issue affects Bayern Munich's pursuit of the Manchester City winger.

Manchester City's German worldwide winger Leroy Sane faces several months on the sidelines after damaging his cruciate knee ligaments.

A statement from the club read as follows: "Leroy will have surgery in the coming week".

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness was snappy today when asked for an update on their bid for Manchester City attacker Leroy Sane. He has two years left on his present deal.

Last season he scored 16 goals and made 18 assists in 47 appearances for Man City.

The champions commence their title defence at West Ham on Saturday, kick off 12:30 BST.

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