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Renato Sanches wants to quit Bayern Munich: 'I'm not satisfied' with my playing time

Sanches confirms quit plans: 'I'm not satisfied' with my playing time

26/07/2017 at 14:41Updated 26/07/2017 at 16:34

Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches has admitted that he wants to leave the club in search for more regular first-team football.

Sanches, 19, joined Bayern last summer following an excellent European Championship with Portugal but he has struggled for playing time under Carlo Ancelotti.

He has been heavily linked with moves to Manchester United and in particular AC Milan, two clubs who were reportedly interested in him before he joined Bayern.

Speaking after the 3-2 victory over Chelsea in pre-season, Sanches declared his desire to leave and spoke of his interest in Milan.

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“I'm not satisfied. Of course, I would like to play more that's why I want to change and go to a club where I would play more.

“AC Milan is an interesting option. If the opportunity emerges and the clubs can agree, I would like to know.

“I'm now with Bayern but when we go back to Munich from Asia, we will sit together and hopefully find a solution.

“I'm young, I want and I have to play a lot. I think the chance to do so is greater in Milan than in Munich.”

Sanches’ comments came after Ancelotti spoke pre-match admitting that Sanches’ departure was a “a possibility.”