Bayern Munich are set to make a third offer for Liverpool forward Sadio Mane in the coming days, with reports suggesting he is on the verge of agreeing a contract.
The Merseysiders have already rejected two bids for the Senegalese international this summer, with sources describing the German giants second offer as “laughable.”
Bayern initially offered £21 million with an additional £4 million in add-ons, while their follow-up bid was worth in the region of £23.5 million with an additional £6.5 million in add-ons.
According to German publication Bild, the Bundesliga champions are now set to launch a third approach for Mane, which would be worth around £35 million.
However, Liverpool’s assistant sporting director Julian Ward has warned his Bayern counterpart Hasan Salihamidzic not to travel to the North West of England for talks over the deal if he is not to present a more suitable package, which would include an offer closer to £40 million.
Bild claim that the new offer Salihamidzic is proposing would include an initial £30.15 million, with an additional £4.31 million in bonuses. Although this falls slightly short of Liverpool’s valuation, they may be ready to compromise and there is a feeling this offer could be accepted.
Bayern are supposedly keen on making this a brief negotiation as they look to complete the deal quickly so that they can integrate Mane into pre-season, which starts in a few weeks time.
Sky Sport journalist Florian Plettenberg reports that Mane “still wants to join Bayern” and “only Bayern” and that the Munich club have already offered the 30-year-old a three-year contract, which he’s likely to accept. The Mirror’s David Maddock has mooted a potential £360,000 a week wage being on the table.
Mane has enjoyed a hugely successful spell on Merseyside, scoring 120 times in 269 appearances since arriving from Southampton in 2016 for £34 million.
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