Sanches skips Bayern match to consider offers


Renato Sanches was left out of Bayern Munich's squad to face Werder Bremen as he takes time to think over transfer bids from other clubs.

The Portugal international has been tipped to leave the Bundesliga champion on loan after struggling to settle since his move from Benfica last year.

Premier League sides including Liverpool and Chelsea have been linked with the 20-year-old, as have Serie A duo Juventus and AC Milan.

Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed that Sanches asked head coach Carlo Ancelotti to be excused from Saturday's match while he considers his future.

"He asked the coach because he has some offers. The coach allowed it," Salihamidzic said.

"I can't yet confirm any conclusion."

Ancelotti stated this week that he would allow Sanches to leave Munich, although he would be happy if he decided to stay.

Bayern beat Bremen 2-0, with Robert Lewandowski scoring the goals in the second half.