The future of Sadio Mane appears to have taken an abrupt twist with a new favourite emerging from the shadows primed with a huge offer to pinch the star from Liverpool.
The Senegalese frontman is enjoying an excellent season and rarely has his stock been higher. Having steered his country to AFCON glory, he has since added the Carabao Cup and FA Cup to his growing medals collection. But with his deal due to expire in summer 2023, Mane is very much a man in demand.
Indeed, the Reds forward has been strongly linked with a move to Bayern Munich in recent weeks. With Liverpool putting their energies and focus into retaining the services of Mohammed Salah, they have seemingly taken their eyes off the ball with Mane.
And that has seemingly allowed Bayern to make their move by holding talks with the forward’s representatives.
However, fresh doubts have emerged over his future amid claims from Bild journalist Christian Falk. He now claims that PSG are the ‘big favourites’ to sign Mane if he opts to leave Anfield.
He claims they are already in talks with his agent and have put together a proposal that is giving Liverpool a serious headache.
And with funds not an issue at Paris, Falk claims the wages on offer are causing Mane to hesitate over his future.
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With PSG reportedly set for wholesale changes this summer, it’s little surprise to see them linked with a move for the 30-year-old.
The Ligue 1 champions are likely to lose Kylian Mbappe this summer. The World Cup winner, who this week prompted a fresh comment from Jurgen Klopp, is poised to secure a move to Real Madrid.
Leaving on a free transfer, Mbappe will reportedly sign a deal worth a staggering £650,000 a week at the Bernabeu.
Paris Saint-Germain are also facing up to the prospect of losing Lionel Messi too.
The Argentina star has struggled to replicate his incredible Barcelona success in the French capital. As such, he’s reportedly on the shopping list of ambitious MLS franchise Inter Miami.
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And while those claims have since been denied, it would not come as a major shock were Messi to leave PSG this summer.
That will leave the Parisians with two gigantic holes to fill in their attack.
As such, it’s little wonder to see them reportedly casting their net towards Mane.
The forward, who has excelled in a more central role in recent weeks, has scored 22 goals, adding four assists this season in 49 appearances this season.
Liverpool, meanwhile, are seemingly growing in confidence over a deal for Aurelien Tchouameni. The Monaco midfielder has been speaking over his future and is adopting a ‘we’ll see’ approach over a potential transfer.