Bayern Munich forward and Manchester United target Renato Sanches has asked to be left out of the squad this week in order to resolve his future ahead of a move away, according to reports.
The Portuguese starlet moved to Bayern from Benfica back in May 2016 but endured a difficult opening campaign at the Allianz Arena, making just two starts since the turn of the year and managing just 615 minutes of Bundesliga football overall.
Sanches, in response, has expressed a desire to move elsewhere – either on loan or on a permanent basis – in pursuit of more regular game time.
And according to M.E.N‘s Alex Porter, the 20-year-old dropped out of the squad ahead of Bayern’s 2-0 win over Werder Bremen in order to focus on securing a move away before the window shuts on Thursday.
Carlo Ancelotti, when asked about the youngster, seemed relaxed about the prospect of losing Sanches over the next few days.
“If he stays, I’m satisfied,” he said. “If he goes, it’s okay – no problem.”
The Bundesliga champions will only consider letting the forward leave on a loan basis. Bayern Munich CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, confirmed recently that a number of clubs were keen on securing his services and Mourinho ought to consider snapping up a sensational talent looking for more game time.