Bayern have been linked to a number of players in recent months, but so far the Munich side have not unveiled a new signing for next season. According to current media reports, FCB is currently working on a “mega transfer”.
As the pay-TV broadcaster “Sky” exclusively reports, FC Bayern are working on a commitment from Liverpool star Sadio Mane. Consequently, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic met his adviser Björn Bezemer in Mallorca last week.
Will Mane arrive as a replacement for Gnabry?
🚨Sadio exclusive news #Mane: #Salihamidzic he wants that! It is the desired “transfer of declarations” in the summer! No negotiations between Bayern and #LFC until now. HS met his agent over the weekend. Mané was an argument. It is difficult to talk about an extension of the contract between LFC and Mané. @SkySports 🇸🇳
– Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) May 9, 2022
According to “Sky” journalist Florian Plettenberg, the 30-year-old winger is expected to replace Serge Gnabry, who is willing to change at Bayern. Contract negotiations between FCB and the German national team player have been at a standstill for months. According to rumors, Gnabry is flirting with a free transfer in the summer of 2023. As he claims to have discovered the “footballer”, Gnabry has turned down Bayern’s latest contract offer.
Mane’s future at Liverpool is open
Mane is also contractually tied to the Reds until 2023. Talks about an extension have been very slow recently. The Senegalese is not ruling out a move in the summer. Its current market value is € 80 million, but the actual transfer fee is likely to be significantly lower in view of the remaining contract term. According to information from “Sky”, Mane currently earns “significantly less than € 20 million” at the LFC and would therefore also be affordable enough for the record-breaking champions.
Curious: FC Bayern could have signed Mane in 2014. At that moment the striker was offered to Munich, but the alleged transfer fee of € 20 million was too expensive for the Isar managers. Mane then moved from Salzburg to Southampton, ending up in Liverpool in 2016.