Renato Sanches believes he must leave Bayern Munich

Portuguese international midfielder Renato Sanches believes that it is of certainty that he should leave Bayern Munich within this transfer window.

Sanches, 19, admitted that he needs to part ways with the German Champions after finding limited opportunities under Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti.

The Portuguese international, who starred as his country won Euro 2016 last summer, made a rare start in Bayern’s 3-2 win over Chelsea in the friendly International Champions Cup tournament in Singapore.

However, Sanches has since been told that he is now free to join another club next season having been featured sparingly by Ancelotti in the previous campaign. He only made 17 Bundesliga appearances for the German champions last season and has acknowledged he now needs to look elsewhere.

This could also have been a factor that affected his international career as Portuguese international coach Fernando Santos opted to exclude Sanches from Portugal’s squad for the Confederations Cup last month and instead played him at the European Under-21 Championship.

“I’m not satisfied. Of course I would like to play more. This is why I want to join a club where I could get more playing time,” he said.

Amongst known suitors for the player is AC Milan, with the Italian side’s manager, Vincenzo Montella, admitting last week that he would like to sign him — a prospect welcomed by the midfielder.

“Milan is an interesting option,” he said. “If the opportunity arises and the clubs can agree, I would like to see them.”

“I am now on tour with Bayern but after that we will get together in Munich 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.”

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