Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes is surprised by reports that Renato Sanches could be returning from his loan spell at Swansea in January.
Renato Sanches has struggled since his move to the Premier League on deadline day, so far failing to score in 10 appearances and being unable to secure a regular role in Paul Clement’s side.
He has not played since coming off the bench for five minutes against Stoke City on December 2, not even making their bench for matches against West Brom and Manchester City.
There had been reports that Swansea and Bayern were in talks to terminate their loan agreement but Heynckes played that down and stated he is still full of belief in the 20-year-old’s ability.
‘I assume that Hasan Salihamidzic [Sporting Director] talked to him on the phone,’ he is quoted as saying to Bild. ‘I’m surprised. I’m not worried about getting him back to Bayern.
‘You also have to see if that makes sense. In midfield, we have no need.’