Southampton fans in the Transfer Tavern have got all their fingers and toes crossed today, after hearing that their club are moving to complete a deal with a highly-rated Manchester United target.
Mane is currently tied-down to a four-year contract that he signed last summer after his £11.8m arrival from Red Bull Salzburg but Southampton are now preparing to offer him improved terms to fend off the interest of the Premier League’s elite.
That could prove difficult though, as the same reports also indicate Chelsea have joined the hunt for the ferocious forward as they look to improve their faltering attack.
Southampton fans can expect a healthy profit on Mane if the club agrees to a sale but for many that means nothing, as they’d much prefer the club to set a precedent and ensure the player is not sold; especially after losing so many top-names in recent years.
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