Renato Sanches will not be returning to Benfica on loan, according to A Bola. The Portuguese outlet confirmed the news as Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira looks to bolster his squad.
However, both Manchester United and AC Milan remain a possibility, with a loan move to the latter seems most likely.
Speaking at a press conference on the Asian leg of the International Champions Cup, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said (via Tuttomercatoweb): “He won’t get enough minutes at Bayern, so we’re willing to negotiate a loan deal and maybe beyond that.
“I’m not the coach, but I think Renato needs regular football. I can confirm Milan’s interest, but talks didn’t progress last week. If a club are interested in a Bayern player, they must be ready to deal with significant economic figures and I don’t feel that Milan are ready to meet our demands. We’ll say that it wouldn’t be bad if a €48m offer came in for him.”
EDIT: Following Bayern Munich’s win over Chelsea in the International Champions Cup, Renato Sanches spoke to Sports Bild.
“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. Milan is an interesting option. 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.”