Liverpool have rejected Bayern Munich’s opening £21m bid for Sadio Mane, according to reliable journalist Paul Joyce.
The Lowdown: Mane leaving Liverpool?
After six years at Anfield, it looks as though the Senegal forward will be departing before the start of next season as he looks for a fresh challenge.
Bayern are the clear favourites to sign Mane this summer, and an official bid has now been tabled from the German champions.
The Latest: Liverpool reject Bayern bid for Mane
Taking to Twitter late on Sunday night, Joyce confirmed that the Bundesliga giants have seen their first bid turned down by the Reds. He revealed:
“Liverpool have turned down Bayern Munich’s opening bid for Sadio Mane. It was for £21m guaranteed, plus £4m in add-ons payable if, for example, Bayern won the Champions League.”
The Verdict: Ridiculously low offer
Frankly, for Bayern to expect such a low bid for Mane to be accepted is bordering on ludicrous, considering the forward’s current standing in the game.
If Bayern want to get their man, they will have to pay a far bigger amount than £21m, with Liverpool needing to remain stubborn in the coming weeks and demand a fee which is much more indicative of Mane’s phenomenal abilities.
In other news, Liverpool are reportedly ‘ramping up’ their interest in one player. Find out who it is here.
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