PEP GUARDIOLA has confirmed Leroy Sane WILL leave Manchester City this summer.
The Etihad boss has been desperately trying to tie the German down to a new contract all season.
But after "two or three times" of trying, Guardiola has admitted defeat as Sane prepares to move to Bayern Munich, claim reports.
Sane had put himself in the frame for a shock Man City return by playing in a behind-closed-doors friendly at the Etihad last week.
The German winger, 24, hasn't featured for the first-team since he injured his cruciate ligament in the Community Shield in August.
And in May, Bayern Munich – now officially Bundesliga champions – chief Uli Hoeness hinted Sane was set to be part of his squad for 2020-21.
Hoeness He told Bayern 1: "With Joshua Kimmich, Niklas Süle and hopefully David Alaba, Thiago and also Leroy Sane, we have a young, viable team.
"I can imagine, if everything goes well, that a new era is just beginning at Bayern Munich."
Former Schalke star Sane told City bosses he wanted to leave to join Bayern earlier this year, according to reports.
The German side are rumoured to be offering him a big pay rise on his £90,000 wages as an incentive as well as the No10 shirt.
City paid £46million for Sane in 2016 and rejected a £35m bid from Bayern at the beginning of May.
But with Sane officially rejected a fresh contract at the Etihad again and time running out this season, a new bid from Bayern may be accepted.
But City won't let him go cheaply and could even demand upwards of £140m.
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