Sadio Mané could join Bayern Munich

Sadio Mane ‘talks to Bayern Munich’ on ‘statement’ move to German champions this summer


Sadio Mane’s agent ‘is in talks with Bayern Munich’ over a move to the German champions this summer after ‘difficult’ negotiations between the striker and Liverpool to extend his deal at Anfield beyond 2023

  • Bayern Munich reportedly talk to Sadio Mane’s agent about transfer
  • The striker could leave Anfield for nothing in 2023 if he doesn’t sign new terms
  • Bayern transfer Don Hasan Salihamidzic has claimed the club have a ‘surprising’ target
  • Talks between Mane and Liverpool over a new contract reportedly fall through

Bayern Munich want to sign Sadio Mane this summer after holding talks with his agent following “difficult” negotiations between the striker and Liverpool over a new deal, according to a source in Germany.

Mane’s agent Bjorn Bezemer has spoken to Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic about the Senegal striker becoming the German champions’ ‘signature statement’, Sky Sport Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg has claimed .

The prolific 30-year-old is out of contract in 2023 and has reportedly run into trouble with Premier League contenders by extending his stay at Anfield.

Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann guided his side to the Bundesliga title in his first season in charge

Sadio Mane (left) could be part of Julian Nagelsmann’s Bayern squad, according to a report

Hotshot Mane was part of a prolific strike force assembled by boss Jurgen Klopp at Anfield

Hotshot Mane was part of a prolific strike force assembled by boss Jurgen Klopp at Anfield

Negotiations have reportedly yet to take place between the clubs over the Africa Cup of Nations winner, who scored 118 goals in 265 appearances for Liverpool.

Speaking after Bayern’s 2-2 Bundesliga draw at home to Stuttgart on Sunday, Salihamidzic claimed journalists would be “surprised” by the major signing the 2020 Champions League winners are targeting.

Salihamidzic added: “We have to see what is possible and what is not. We have creative ideas.

Mane is reportedly looking as far as tripling his current salary at Liverpool by around £100,000 a week after winning the Champions League, Premier League and Carabao Cup among a string of trophies since arriving from Southampton in 2016.

Mane scored in every game to help Liverpool beat Villarreal and progress to the Champions League final

Mane scored in every game to help Liverpool beat Villarreal and progress to the Champions League final

Only team-mate Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have matched his 22 Premier League goals as they shared the Golden Boot at the end of the 2018/19 season.

The former Red Bull Salzberg hitman scored 26 goals in all competitions that season as part of a lethal strike force alongside Salah and Firmino.

After helping Liverpool win the Champions League, Mane became the 2019 CAF African Player of the Year the following season, when his club won their first league title since 1990, as well as the UEFA Super Cup and Cup. of the FIFA Club World.

Salah and Firmino are also out of contract in 2023, leaving Liverpool facing the threat of losing the fearsome trio for nothing if they don’t sign new terms before the start of the 2022-23 season.

Fellow forwards Mohamed Salah (centre) and Roberto Firmino are also out of contract in 2023

Fellow forwards Mohamed Salah (centre) and Roberto Firmino are also out of contract in 2023

A successful move for Mane would be a sensational move for Bayern and allow them to combine the hotshot with reigning FIFA Men’s Best Player Robert Lewandowski.

The Poland captain has scored a remarkable 47 goals in all competitions this season but is the only Bayern player to score more than 17 times during the campaign.

Bayern crashed out of the Champions League against Villarreal in the quarter-finals after failing to score in Spain on their way to a 2-1 aggregate loss.

Mane scored in both legs as Liverpool beat Unai Emery’s side in the semi-finals, setting up a meeting with Real Madrid in the final on May 28.

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