Another club have emerged as contenders to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid

Gareth Bale

Bayern Munich (opens in new tab) could launch a move for Gareth Bale after ending their interest in Leroy Sane, report Sport1 (opens in new tab).

The Bundesliga champions had made the Manchester City (opens in new tab) man their leading transfer target as they seek replacements for departed wing duo Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.

However, Sane suffered a knee injury during last weekend's Community Shield clash with Liverpool (opens in new tab) and could be out of action until March.

And Bayern are now set to turn their attention to Bale, who could still leave Real Madrid (opens in new tab) before the European transfer window closes on September 2.

Madrid pulled the plug on Bale's proposed move to the Chinese Super League last month.

However, they may now be willing to sanction his departure in order to free up funds for their pursuit of PSG (opens in new tab) forward Neymar.


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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).