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Liverpool: Bayern Munich interested in Sadio Mane

Liverpool could be facing a major departure this summer, according to the latest reports coming out of Germany…

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As per Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg, the Reds could be set to lose influential forward Sadio Mane at the end of the season, with Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich believed to be keen on the Senegalese international.

Writing on Twitter, Plettenberg revealed that Julian Nagelsmann’s side are interested in pursuing a deal for the £72m-rated man: “[sporting director Hasan] Salihamidzic wants him! He is the desired ‘statement transfer’ in summer! No negotiations between Bayern & #LFC so far. [Salihamidzic] met his agent over the weekend. Mané was a topic. Talks about a contract extension between LFC & Mané difficult.”

This revelation comes amid mounting uncertainty over the future of the 30-year-old with just a year remaining on his existing deal, meaning he could well depart for nothing in a year’s time, or be moved on for a fee in the coming months – if a contract extension with the Anfield outfit cannot be struck.

Klopp will be fuming

Such news will come as a significant blow to the club’s supporters, with the £200k-per-week gem having proven an integral cog in Jurgen Klopp’s relentless machine in recent years, since his £34m arrival from Southampton in 2016.

Over the past six years, Mane has netted 118 goals in 265 games in all competitions for the Merseysiders in all competitions from his left-wing berth, while also playing a key role in the club’s romp to the Premier League title two years ago, as well as their Champions League triumph in 2019.

Dubbed “insane” by his manager earlier this season, the former Red Bull Salzburg gem has been a revelation for the Reds in recent times, forging part of an immense forward line alongside Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

Should Liverpool offer Mane a new deal?

Of course!

Of course!

Nope, time to go!

Nope, time to go!

Although the arrivals of both Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz have helped to shoulder the burden away from that devastating trio, they remain integral members of Klopp’s current squad, hence the imaginable fume amongst the manager at Anfield.

All three of that famed attack are in fact out of contract in 2023, with it unclear as present as to who will be moved on and who will remain at Anfield for the long haul.

With regards to Mane, in particular, his displays this term have illustrated he is not yet on the decline, having chipped in with 21 goals and eight assists across all fronts thus far, while also helping to drag his side to yet another European showpiece.

Winning against 13-time champions Real Madrid in that final could potentially be the perfect end to his time in English football, although Klopp and co would be wise to do all they can to retain his services for the years to come.

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Nevertheless, it may prove hard to turn down the serial-winning menace that is Bayern if they do make their interest concrete this summer, with the Bavarian outfit offering an almost guaranteed supply of silverware, having swept the last ten league titles in Germany.

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