Transfer Talk: Bayern prepare £34m bid for Reds star Mane
Bayern Munich are ready to step up their interest in Sadio Mane as they prepare a £34million bid to lure him away from Liverpool.
The 30-year-old has scored 120 goals in 269 appearances since joining the Reds in 2016 but is reportedly ready to leave this summer.
Sky Sports say the Bundesliga champions will offer Mane a three-year deal, with the fee potentially rising to £34m with add-ons.
It is reported that Liverpool are expecting contact from the Bavarians but will likely demand a much more lucrative package than the one quoted to contemplate selling.
Jurgen Klopp's men are unsure about flogging one of their prized assets but with just a year remaning on his deal, know this summer may be their last chance to cash in.
Sky Germany reported on Friday that Bayern are confident that a fee of less than £42m will be enough for Liverpool to sell.
Mane made it clear that he would not speak about his future until after Saturday’s Champions League final.
He said during the build-up to the game: "Come back to me on Saturday and I will give you the best answer you want to hear, for sure. It's special."
And following their disappointing 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid in Paris, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has revealed the forward is looking to leave Liverpool this summer.
There continues to be uncertainty surrounding star striker Robert Lewandowski’s future at Bayern, with reports saying Barcelona have offered him a three-year deal but others suggesting the Bundesliga outfit expect him to see out his contract.
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