Manchester City supporters are split on whether the club should keep or sell Leroy Sane amid mounting transfer interest from Bayern Munich.

The Bavarians have not kept their desire to sign Sane a secret in the slightest over the last 12 months as they continue to seek a replacement for departed icons Frank Ribery and Arjen Robben.

Their public pursuit became so brazen last summer, following several star players and high-ranking club officials discussing the potential transfer, that City became frustrated and then-manager Nico Kovac was forced to apologise after claiming he was 'confident' a deal would be done.

Yet City's complaints seemingly haven't had a lasting effect as Bayern chiefs are once again making noise about Sane ahead of the summer transfer window, with president Herbet Hainer, deputy chairman and honorary president Uli Hoeness, and chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge all publicly speaking on the matter recently. Hoeness even went as far as to say that he saw Sane starring in a 'new era' for the club.

Bayern did not follow through on their pursuit last summer when Sane suffered a serious knee ligament injury in the Community Shield, an injury he still hasn't made his first-team return from - though he's expected to be fit for the restart of the Premier League on June 17.

Yet the lack of game time hasn't put Bayern off and with only a year remaining on his current contract a departure is looking increasingly likely.

City's stance remains largely unchanged from last summer: they would like Sane to stay and there is an offer for a new contract on the table. If there is an acceptance that he may leave, there is a determination not to be forced to sell the player for significantly lower than their valuation even if that risks Sane leaving for free in 12 months time.

Blues supporters are divided on where they stand on the matter. M.E.N. Sport asked fans: "Should Man City keep or sell Leroy Sane this summer?"

A slim majority of 56.6 per cent of the 1,479 votes said they would rather see him stay, citing how City have missed his brilliance down the left this season and how important he has been in recent years.

However, 43.4 per cent said that he should leave, with many making it clear that if a player doesn't want to be at the club then there's no point keeping him around and would rather see the money be reinvested in the team.