Sadio Mane wants to leave Liverpool (Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Mane has indicated that he wants to leave Merseyside and Bayern are leading the race for his signature.
The forward has just one year left on his contract at the club but his powers show no signs of waning, with Mane netting 23 goals last term.
Jurgen Klopp would have preferred to keep Mane but he’s respectful of his wish to experience a new challenge and he wants a replacement lined up before allowing the former Southampton winger to leave.
Mane is open to joining Bayern (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)
However, that’s just one part of the equation, with the Times claiming that Bayern are willing to pay just £25m for the forward.
That valuation is said to be well below Liverpool’s asking price and they will not countenance letting Mane leave for such a low fee.
The Reds paid £34m for Mane in 2016 and his stock has risen significantly since.
Liverpool had been hoping to open contract talks with Mane but he feels it is time for a new challenge after six years at Anfield.
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