Renato Sanches to Swansea unlikely after Paul Clement uses Bayern contacts in audacious move
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 29/08/17 11:51am
Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches is unlikely to move to Swansea City before the transfer deadline, according to Sky sources.
The Swans made an audacious bid to sign the Portugal international earlier this summer via boss Paul Clement's links to his former Bundesliga club.
Sky Sports News understands Clement spoke to Carlo Ancelotti, to whom he was assistant at Bayern before taking the job at the Liberty Stadium, about the player's availability.
But Sky in Italy understand that Liverpool are one of a number of clubs including Monaco interested in taking him from Germany, and his agent Jorge Mendes was at a Monaco over the weekend.
Ancelotti has said the 20-year old can leave Bayern on loan despite having signed him from Benfica for £28m only last year, and Clement has been keen to fill the void left by Gylfi Sigurdsson's departure to Everton.
Bild in Germany reported that Liverpool were the favourites to sign Sanches on loan before Thursday's deadline.
However, Sky sources understand although the Reds made several inquiries about his availability earlier in the window, they have since dropped their interest in the player.