Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are rubbing their hands in excitement, whilst the Manchester United supporters have let out large groans and ordered a round in to commiserate.
Mane was heavily criticised by Saints boss Ronald Koeman in the aftermath of Southampton’s 1-0 defeat to Norwich City, with the 23-year-old midfielder ousted from the starting line-up after arriving two hours late to a team meeting.
That incident has intensified speculation that Mane will leave the South Coast this month, with the African star unsettled with the recent rumours.
Southampton, in ideal circumstances, do not want to sell but there is a general acceptance amongst the Saints fans at the bar that they’re fighting a losing battle- and many believe it would be good to agree a large fee for the midfielder and swiftly move on.
Our landlord agrees Southampton are also fighting against the odds but he’s concerned that Mane is not a player who can easily be replaced.
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