Renato Sanches, the Bayern Munich midfielder, has said that he would welcome the chance to play for AC Milan.
Sanches, who is just 19 years old, was talking to Bild and said that he needs more regular playing time and that he doesn’t feel he will get it at Bayern.
“Personally I’m not happy with my first year here because I’m young and I would like to be playing more, so I would be glad to go to a club who can give me the possibility to play. Milan is an interesting option and if the opportunity were to arise, I would like it. I think that I would have more chance of playing in Milan than in Munich.”
However, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern’s CEO, recently said that he doesn’t think Milan can afford the Portugal international who joined Bayern from Benfica for €35 million a year ago.
On the other hand, Milan have shown that they are serious about improving their team and spent over €200 million on ten new players this summer. Furthermore, their sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli and general manager Marco Fassone have said that they plan to complete more signings this summer.
Sanches still has four years on his Bayern contract but he is one of their targets and they could make an offer to take him on loan. Last season he played in just 17 Bundesliga games and started in just six of them.
Sanches said that when they get back from their Asian tour they will be having a meeting and he hopes to find a solution. However, Milan may face competition from Manchester United who are also thought to be interested.
Earlier this week Sanches played the full 90 minutes in Bayern’s 3 – 2 win against Chelsea in the International Champions Cup.