Bayern Munich boss Nico Kovac has apologised to Manchester City over their public pursuit of winger Leroy Sane.
Kovac has stated that Sane would be their ‘dream signing’ and said he was confident the club would get it done. However, his words have not gone down too well with Chief Executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who has said he did not like what Kovac had said, which has forced Kovac’s apology.
And Bayern sporting director Hassan Salihamidzic echoed Rummenigge’s stance. “We are all well advised not to talk about other players who are under contract with other clubs, “Salihamidzic said. “That’s why Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said that.”
“We talked about it. Maybe I was too offensive in that interview,” Kovac said today. “I talked to Pep and apologised because of it. I would like to apologise to the club, too. I will restrain myself in cases like this in the future.”
Sane’s City future has been under increased speculation all summer, with Bayern in constant pursuit of the young winger. However, the Bundesliga giant’s interest in the German international may well have cooled in light of Kavovac’s comments and the public dressing down of Bayern’s senior officials.