However Bayern dismissed such reports in an official statement on Twitter, and according to a report in the Telegraph, their task has now become a great deal harder, with the Citizens slapping a £137m valuation on Sane's head.
Manchester City management is ready to begin talks on the transfer to Sane if it receives an offer in the amount of £150 million for a 23-year-old midfielder.
It comes after Bayern Munich were forced to deny claims that Sane has agreed to join the German champions. If he knocks on my door then we'll speak with the club'. "We were quite close a few months ago but now it's a bit different".
In any case, it is understood that even if Sane does end up leaving, the Premier League outfit have no plans to replace him before next Thursday's transfer deadline.
"We want him to stay, we try to extend the contract for more than one year".
'Of course it bothers me because it is not true, ' Guardiola said.
"It's impossible for me to convince any player to stay when he wants to leave, but the player did not tell me anything".
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Asked further about Sane's contract situation, Guardiola said City's director of football Txiki Begiristain had reported a setback over recent weeks.
Lucien Favre's side tailed off in last season's title challenge, finishing runners-up to Bayern who clinched a record 29th league trophy and the DFB Pokal.
"We start from zero now, we start again".
"I know how it works we keep the secret, most of the times...it's important that we have our player".
Guardiola confirmed goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, who missed the majority of last season due to an Achilles injury, would play in the season's curtain raiser on Sunday and that all South American players except for Fernandinho were back in training.
This has seen Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, take over talks with the Premier League champions.