Sanches signed for Bayern last summer from Benfica for an initial €35 million after a splendid European Championships with Portugal and evenly good season at Benfica.
In Montella, he would also be playing under one of the best young coaches in Europe, someone who champions attractive, technical football and trusts youth - something that hasn't often been said about Mourinho.
However, with Antonio Conte being a serial victor and a ruthless tactician, the Italian will undoubtedly be far from impressed with what he saw in the opening stages of the game, although Marcos Alonso was able to pull one back just before the interval.
Warming to his task, the temperamental teenager then said: "That's why I would like to change and go to a club that can give me more minutes".
"I always had great respect for Bayern".
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The Portugal worldwide has been touted as a possible target for Manchester United this summer as Jose Mourinho prepares to try to add some more players to his squad ahead of next season.
"There is no way Vidal is leaving", he added. He is not moving.
"A move could be a possibility but there is also a chance he could stay with us for the season". Is he as good as everyone makes out?
Bayern defender Mats Hummels agreed with his manager and was keen to focus on the positive aspects of the trip to Asia.
'It will be an important game and we'll play in an organised manner, ' the Italian said.
"It will be much easier to run with 15 degrees Celsius less back in Germany".