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That's right. After six trophy-laden years with this season's Champions League finalists, the Senegal international will leave Liverpool this summer because he is "ready" for a new experience, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
In fact, earlier this week, it emerged that the 30-year-old forward is close to agreeing a three year deal with Julian Nagelsmann's side, according to French outlet L'Equipe.
Bayern are expected to splash just €30 million (£25 million) on the transfer of Mane, who has been a hugely influential member of Jurgen Klopp's squad since joining on a five-year deal.
In addition to rumours of his transfer fee, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has already met the player's agent to express their interest – and Mane said Bayern is an attractive destination.
Mane's future at Liverpool has been up in the air of late.
And he sparked rumours of a possible departure ahead of Saturday night's Champions League final against Real Madrid, when he was asked about his future at the Premier League runners up.
"I think the question is a very good question, for now it’ll be difficult for me to answer," he said. "But for sure I am very focused on the Champions League. Ask me the question after the Champions League, I will answer you."
Sadio Mané on his future: “There will be new discussions at the end of the season. I’ll answer after Champions League final”. 🔴 #LFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 25, 2022
Mané’s out of contract in June 2023 and there are chances for him to leave the club this summer.@footballdaily ⤵️🎥pic.twitter.com/qkS1U2NEoz
Since his arrival from Southampton in 2016, Mane has scored 120 goals in 269 appearances in all competitions for the Reds but it looks increasingly likely that he will leave Anfield to be Robert Lewandowski's replacement at the Allianz Arena.
Sadio Mané at Liverpool:— Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) May 29, 2022
- 269 Appearances
- 120 Goals
- 38 Assists
• Premier League winner
• Champions League winner
• Club World Cup winner
• Super Cup winner
• Carabao Cup winner
• FA Cup winner
Liverpool legend. Forever.
Back in March, Sadio Mane's agent confirmed there were no talks ongoing regarding an extension to his deal at Liverpool.
"We talk a lot with Liverpool but currently we are not talking about a contract extension," he told TFM Senegal. "We are waiting for the end of the season."
Who should Liverpool look to replace Mane with? Or is he irreplaceable?
Let us know in the comments.