Schalke 04 president Clemens Toennies on Tuesday ruled out the sale of their rising Germany star Leroy Sane, who had been linked with a big-money transfer to English Premier League side Manchester City. The Bundesliga club have decided “not to sell Sane,” Toennies said in an interview with German daily Bild, adding that “there had been no official offer at the moment”.
“The player doesn’t want to leave Schalke. If there is interest in Leroy, that confirms our excellent training work,” added Toennies.
Sane has reportedly attracted the interest of Manchester City who, according to Bild, are ready to make a German record transfer bid of 55 million euros ($59m) for the 19-year-old.
Sane was called up to the German national team on November 13 for the first time against France and is under contract with the Gelsenkirchen club until 2019.
Schalke are currently sixth in the Bundesliga, 19 points behind leaders Bayern Munich.
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