German newspaper Bild have published another exclusive on Schalke's Leroy Sane. Earlier, they reported Manchester City's offer for Sane would be €40m, then raised it to €55m and then said he'd cost €65m, but according to their fresh information Sane has a release clause of €37m, which can only be activated in the summer.
Sane has already decided he wants to move on in the summer, and has already informed his decision to family and friends. The 20-year-old wants to take Schalke back into the Champions League, but is already planning his career ahead.
His agent, Jürgen Milewski, has already opened talks with clubs including Liverpool and Barcelona, with the German international favouring a Catalan move. Bild claim Sane had an image of Camp Nou on his Facebook page, and has always dreamed of playing for Barcelona.
In the past couple of weeks, Bild have linked Liverpool with a €50m for Granit Xhaka, another €50m move for Mario Gotze, and now they claim a €37m move for Sane. The Merseyside club are definitely planning to spend under new boss Jurgen Klopp, but it's highly unlikely they have so much money to spend in a single window.
Several reliable sources have claimed Liverpool are genuinely interested in Sane, but we doubt they stand a chance if his agent is also talking to the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Schalke have immediately denied such claims, and General Manager Horst Heldt sent out a tweet to clear the rumours. That tweet was sent out at 2.30am German time, the whole situation is quite curious.