Liverpool ‘REJECT opening bid of £21m plus £4m in add-ons from Bayern Munich to sign Sadio Mane’ as the Reds believe offer ‘hugely undervalues’ the Senegalese forward… despite him having just one year remaining on his deal at Anfield
- Bayern have reportedly had an opening £21million bid rejected for Sadio Mane
- Offer included a further £4million in add-ons if Bayern win Champions League
- Liverpool believe Mane is worth more but haven’t set asking price for the forward
- The Senegal international has a year remaining on his current deal at Anfield
Liverpool have reportedly rejected an opening £21million plus £4m in add-ons bid from Bayern Munich to sign Sadio Mane.
The Senegalese forward has been heavily linked with a departure from Anfield this summer and recently gave the clearest indication yet that his days at the club are numbered.
With just a year remaining on his current contract, Bundesliga champions Bayern have been tipped as Mane’s next destination.
Bayern Munich have reportedly had an opening £21million bid for Sadio Mane rejected
The 30-year-old forward has one year remaining on his current deal with Jurgen Klopp’s side
According to The Times, Liverpool have rejected an opening £21million bid from the German side for the forward.
The offer is said to have been received last week and it included a further £4m in add-ons providing Bayern win the Champions League in the future.
Liverpool didn’t entertain the offer as they believe Mane, who has won every trophy possible with the Reds, is worth more but they haven’t set a price on the player.
Julian Nagelsmann’s (L) Bayern are trying to sign Mane after starring for Klopp’s (R) Liverpool
Sadio Mane recently told reporters that he would ‘do what the Senegalese people want him to do’ when it comes to his future at Liverpool but went on to say he was ‘joking’
The report also claims Jurgen Klopp’s side hold an interest in Benfica striker Darwin Nunez but they will not pursue him at any cost.
In the build-up to Senegal’s Africa Cup of Nation qualifier clash with Benin, Mane said: ’60 to 70 per cent of Senegalese want me to leave Liverpool? I’ll do what they want.’
The 30-year-old went on to score a hat-trick in a 3-1 win – becoming the country’s all-time leading goalscorer – and clarified his previous statement, claiming he was ‘joking’.
‘I spoke yesterday while joking with a bit of humour and it was everywhere. I think we’ll stop there,’ Mane told Canal+.
Liverpool hold an interest in Benfica striker Darwin Nunez but will not pursue him at any cost
‘Liverpool is a club I respect a lot. The fans adopted me since day one. Regarding the future, we’ll see.’
Bayern want to play Mane alongside Robert Lewandowski – provided he doesn’t leave for Barcelona after stating his desire to exit. Paris Saint-Germain are also keeping an eye on Mane’s situation.
Mane has been one of the most influential figures in Liverpool’s success in recent years, scoring 120 goals and providing 48 assists in 269 appearances since joining from Southampton for £34m in 2016.