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Liverpool Dismissed Latest Bayern Munich Offer For Sadio Mane As ‘A Joke’ After Crazy Ballon D’Or Clause

Marcus Chan

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Liverpool Dismissed Latest Bayern Munich Offer For Sadio Mane As ‘A Joke’ After Crazy Ballon D’Or Clause

Liverpool have reportedly rejected a second offer from Bayern Munich for Sadio Mane, branding their latest offer as a ‘joke’. 

Mane looks set to be heading for the exit doors after a wonderful six year stay with the Reds which saw him win the Champions League and the Premier League title, during his time at Liverpool, he has turned into a world class winger and became one of the best players in the world. 

Despite having only one year left on his current contract, Liverpool are not willing to part ways with the Senegal international on a cheap. 

They are ready to play the long game with any club interested in Mane, Bayern are said to be at the front of the queue at the moment. 

Earlier on in the week, it was widely reported that Bayern made an offer package totalling £25 million for Mane, the Anfield club swiftly rejected the offer as it fell way off their valuation of one of their prized assets.

Now, a second bid has been swiftly rejected again, it was not a surprise as Bayern’s £30 million package includes some crazy terms and conditions. 

The Times has reported that the guaranteed fee would be £23.5 million, and in order for Liverpool to bank the remaining £6.5 million, Mane would have to win the Champions League and the Ballon d’Or in each of the three years in his contract. 

Liverpool quickly dismissed the offer as ‘a joke’, stating that some of the bonuses included in the deal would be pretty much impossible to achieve. 

The Liverpool board, now led by new sporting director Julian Ward has given the Bavarian club a clear message, telling them not to come back with another offer unless they are prepared to meet the valuation of Mane, which is believed to be around the £42.5 million mark. 

Daily Mirror reports that sources close to the club suggested that senior officials are believed to be 'bemused' over Bayern’s approach, given the fact that they want more than €50 million for their striker Robert Lewandowski, who is also in the last year of his contract and is three years older than Mane. 

Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic is believed to be ready to fly to England for face to face talks with Liverpool officials but he would have to seriously up the offer if this deal has any chance of happening. 

Other clubs interested in Mane includes Paris Saint Germain and Barcelona, the Mane transfer saga is likely to drag on for most of the transfer window. Where will Mane be playing at the start of the season? Only time will tell.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Sadio Mane, Liverpool, Bayern Munich

Marcus Chan
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