Sadio Mane: Liverpool striker is German champions Bayern Munich’s summer transfer target

28 Jun 2022 | 08:26 | Football

Bayern Munich are interested in signing Liverpool striker Sadio Mane this summer, according to Sky Germany.

While there have been no formal talks between the two clubs, Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic met with the 30-year-old’s agent over the weekend.

The Senegal international is under contract until 2023, but talks over a possible new deal have been difficult, with reports that Mane was unhappy with Mohamed Salah’s contract talks being prioritized at Anfield.

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Mane has made 47 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season, scoring 21 goals.

The striker has previously been linked with a move away from Anfield, with speculation surrounding his future at Liverpool sparking interest from Real Madrid before signing new terms with Merseyside in November 2019.

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When asked if there would be a big-name move from Bayern after Sunday night’s 2-2 draw with Stuttgart, Salihamidzic said: “Surprise yourself.

“We have to see what’s possible and what’s not. We’re creative.”

Liverpool, currently three points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, declined to comment.

They visit Aston Villa on Tuesday to continue sky sports, The goal is to close the gap on Guardiola’s side ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final with Chelsea at Wembley.

Klopp unsure if new contract will affect Salah and Mane’s contract decisions

Klopp believes his new deal with Liverpool will not be the “decisive” factor in whether Mane and Salah will commit their long-term future to the club.

He signed a two-year extension at Anfield last Thursday It was due to expire in 2024, but with the German now staying until 2026, will his Liverpool players be persuaded to sign too?

“It’s more of a question for the boys, what exactly does this mean to them, but everything is fine and I have a great relationship with them,” he said.

“My point is that there are more important things to consider in life, not only who is the manager, but knowing who is the manager and the coaching staff is an important thing because when you know what you have at other clubs Where you can go, you don’t know exactly.

“The business isn’t 100 per cent, but I think I’ll probably stay longer because other coaches from other clubs are there.

“If it’s a positive sign for the boys, that’s great, but I don’t think it’s going to be decisive for whatever decision they want to make.

“It’s their own life, but we just want to make sure everyone who wants to come here knows what he can expect.”

Liverpool fixtures:

Tuesday – Aston Villa (1) super league, Live Sky Sports

May 14 – Chelsea (Wembley) FA Cup Final

May 17 – Southampton (1) super league, Live Sky Sports

May 22 – Wolves (h) Premier League

May 28 – royal house Madrid Champions League final

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