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Bayern Munich absolutely desperate to sell key player to Man United just a year after signing him for £30million

Portuguese midfielder could be set to leave Allianz Arena after recent struggles and may be heading to Old Trafford

This time last year Renato Sanches was on top of the world.

The tenacious wonderkid was a key cog in Portugal’s Euro 2016 victory and signed for Bavarian giants Bayern Munich having won the league with Benfica the season before.

12 months on Carlo Ancelotti is so desperate to get rid of the 19-year-old the club are offering Man United a cut-price deal.


Bayern Munich have slashed their valuation of Renato Sanches

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Sadness in his eyes

Jose Mourinho has been given a significant transfer boost as Bayern have reportedly lowered their asking price for Renato Sanches by as much as £8million.

Sanches snubbed the Red Devils for an Allianz Arena switch last summer but is yet to make a real impression in Germany.

There are murmurings in Bavaria that Ancelotti is not convinced Sanches can make the grade, which is why he made a club-record move for Lyon star Corentin Tolisso.

German newspaper Kicker claims Jose Mourinho is extremely interested to play Sanches alongside Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera in a dynamic midfield three.

Manchester United are extremely interested in Sanches

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United scouted Sanches approximately 20 times before Bayern swooped in – the German side scouted him just twice

Sanches is now available for a £22.5million – £8m less than Bayern were demanding just a month ago.

The Bundesliga champions paid £30million for the Golden Boy winner last summer.

Whether he wants to up sticks after just one season remains to be seen, but the opportunity to play at Old Trafford may be too good to turn down.

The midfielder has failed to impress during his debut season in Germany

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Sanches has all the attributes to succeed in the Premier League

Bayern are also expected to say goodbye to Brazilian winger Douglas Costa, who is closing in on a switch to Champions League finalists Juventus.

However, the Bundesliga giants insist Robert Lewandowski is going nowhere after the prolific forward was linked with Premier League champions Chelsea.