Liverpool report: Bayern Munich make progress in pursuit of Reds star – but he will come at a cost

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Liverpool winger Sadio Mane has shown involvement successful joining Bayern Munich this summer, accidental reports, and talks person begun betwixt the 2 parties implicit a move.

The Senegal prima has enjoyed a superb season, scoring 23 goals successful each competitions for the Reds and winning the Africa Cup of Nations with his country.

Mane has been a cardinal fig to the Anfield club’s revival nether Jurgen Klopp, but Sky Sport writer Florian Plettenberg (opens successful caller tab) has reported that his clip connected Merseyside could beryllium up.

Sadio Mane

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The 30-year-old is tempted by a move, which could beryllium sealed implicit the adjacent 3 oregon 4 weeks present that talks person begun betwixt the forward’s representatives and Bayern.

The German club’s manager Julian Nagelsmann and sporting manager Hasan Salihamidzic are anxious connected a woody that could outgo little than €50m (£43m).

There’s small question that the Senegalese prima would proceed to beryllium a cardinal fig for Klopp if helium stays, but he's entering the last twelvemonth of his declaration astatine Anfield.

Julian Nagelsmann Bayern Munich

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That could marque a big-money bid hard to refuse, considering the hazard of losing Mane connected a escaped adjacent summertime if helium doesn’t widen his deal.

Klopp isn’t abbreviated connected guardant options, either, acknowledgment to the superb interaction made by January signing Luis Diaz, successful summation to Mo Salah, Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Takumi Minamino.

Mane’s lack would surely beryllium felt. He’s Liverpool’s apical scorer this season, with 23 goals successful each competitions (behind Salah’s 31), and he’s made 50 appearances.

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Jurgen Klopp has stressed that his broadside will not halt successful their pursuit of stopping Manchester City successful the Premier League – but that their 2021/22 should not person been imaginable to achieve.

Mohamed Salah is simply a large enactment for Real Madrid to crook to aft losing retired connected Kylian Mbappe, though Liverpool are making moves of their ain during this transportation window, eyeing a woody for Matthijs de Ligt, according to reports and listening to offers for 1 midfielder.

Cafu, meanwhile, has compared Trent Alexander-Arnold to himself. 

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Alasdair Mackenzie is simply a freelance writer based successful Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling connected the FFT shirt, helium tin beryllium recovered astatine Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since increasing up connected a fare of Football Italia connected Channel 4, helium present counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passionateness for Ross County and Lazio.