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Manchester City Eyeing Real Sociedad's Mikel Oyarzabal as Leroy Sane Replacement

Manchester City are reported to be contemplating a move for Real Sociedad and Spain winger Mikel Oyarzabal, as a proactive measure to replace injured winger Leroy Sané, whose move to Bayern Munich continues to loom on the horizon.

Sané was believed to be close to a move to Bayern in the summer, before misfortune struck and an anterior cruciate ligament injury ruled him out until the end of the year, leading the Bavarian giants to pull the plug for the time being.

He will enter the final year of his deal next season, and with an agreement on a new one looking less likely by the month, it seems increasingly likely that City will cash in come the summer in order to avoid losing him for free.