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According to reports, Liverpool have ‘swiftly rejected’ Bayern Munich’s second bid for Sadio Mane that could have potentially been worth £30m.
The forward joined Liverpool for around £34m back in 2016. He has surpassed expectations at Anfield as he has been a key player for Jurgen Klopp.
Mane has netted 120 goals in 269 appearances for the English side. He has helped them win the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
The player’s contract expires in 2023 and he is keen to sign for Bayern Munich this summer.
It was reported earlier this week that Munich’s opening offer of £21m plus £4m extra in add-ons was rebuffed by Liverpool.
Paul Joyce of The Times is reporting that Liverpool have now ‘swiftly rejected’ Bayern Munich’s second bid.
This package was worth an initial £23.5m. The add-ons were £6.5m and it leant on Munich ‘winning the Champions League, and the Senegal forward lifting the Ballon d’Or, in each of the next three seasons’.
It is added that ‘the nature of the bonuses were deemed laughable by Anfield officials’.
Liverpool’s sporting director – Julian Ward – has reportedly told Bayern Munich that ‘there is no point holding face-to-face talks unless they are prepared to make a serious bid’.
The Reds are understood to be holding out for a fee of £42.5m for Mane.
Elsewhere, Takumi Minamino is reportedly closing in on a departure from Liverpool with at least five clubs interested in signing him this summer.
Jurgen Klopp is said to be willing to allow the Japan international to leave for around £17m and the club expects a deal to be done quickly.
That’s according to thisisanfield.com, who claim Minamino’s agent, Yuruke Akiyama, is currently holding meetings with a number of clubs as he looks to secure a move for his client.
Leeds boss Jessse Marsch is said to be keen on reuniting with Minamino having working with him at RB Salzburg.
Southampton would also like the 27-year-old to return to St Mary’s after his loan spell during the second half of the 2020-21 campaign.
There is also interest from Wolves and newly promoted Fulham, who have lost Fabio Carvalho to Liverpool, while Ligue 1 side Monaco are also thought to be in the mix.
£17m, while not a huge sum, will go some way towards the £85m the club need to make up to sign Darwin Nunez.
Liverpool reportedly see Benfica striker Nunez as the ‘perfect fit’ for their system and a ‘big chunk’ of his £85m fee could be made through player sales this summer.
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