LEROY SANE’S future is under an even brighter spotlight because of the Premier League shutdown.
The Manchester City winger has long been on Bayern Munich’s hit-list.
But the Germans want to see Sane prove his match fitness after seven months out injured.
And with a halt on all football, the forward will get no chance to do so for the foreseeable future.
He has not played a first-team match since damaging knee ligaments in the Community Shield in August – which City won on penalties – although he did feature for the Under-23s against Arsenal in February.
The FA, Premier League, EFL and WSL announced on Friday a three-week suspension to all professional football in England due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
Sane, 24, is back in full training for the first time since he damaged knee ligaments last August.
The club staged an 11-v-11 training match on Wednesday after their clash with Arsenal was postponed.
The German winger played a full part in the game – as did Kevin De Bruyne who missed the Manchester derby defeat with a shoulder problem.
City have offered the German a new deal to stay at the Etihad, with his current contract expiring next year.
After coming through the Schalke academy, he joined Manchester City for £37million in 2016 and has twice lifted the Premier League.
Meanwhile, the club will use the shutdown to accelerate fresh deal talks with De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling.
De Bruyne and Sterling are both tied down until 2023 after penning new contracts in 2018 and City are desperate to keep hold of the pair.
As things stand, there will be no Champions League football at the Etihad until 2022 due to the two-year ban from Uefa for breaking Financial Fair Play regulations.
City deny the allegations and have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.