Transfer gossip: Mane bid turned down as Liverpool identify possible replacement

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Liverpool eye Christian Pulisic to replace Sadio Mane Credit: PA Images
Liverpool eye Christian Pulisic to replace Sadio Mane Credit: PA Images

Liverpool will need more than the £21m Bayern Munich are offering for Sadio Mane to buy Christian Pulisic from Chelsea…

 

REDS REBUFF MANE BID
Liverpool ‘did not entertain’ an offer for Sadio Mane from Bayern Munich worth an initial £21m and an extra £4m in add-ons, according to The Times. That does seem like a spectacularly low-ball offer for the Senegalese forward, who should be a little perturbed that the German champions valued him so lowly.

The report continues: ‘If they decide to sell, Liverpool would demand a fee sufficient to recruit a suitable replacement. There is interest in Benfica’s Darwin Núñez, the Uruguay striker who scored home and away against Jürgen Klopp’s side in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, but Liverpool will not pursue the 22-year-old at any cost.’

Well they wouldn’t get Darwin Núñez’ left knee for £21m so that sequence of events now looks extremely unlikely.

Meanwhile, Mane claims he was only joking, my dear.

 

It feels like time for Sadio Mane and Liverpool to part ways; Bayern makes sense

 

PULISIC NEXT?
If Liverpool want a fee sufficient to sign Mane’s replacement then they will need a whole lot more than £21m as Bild claim that a possible replacement is Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic, who joined the Blues from Borussia Dortmund in 2019 for the best part of £60m.

Pulisic has had a stop-start career with Chelsea and this season started only 13 Premier League games, though he did start both domestic cup finals against Liverpool so there is some suggestion that Thomas Tuchel is a fan.

MOST PREDICTABLE TRANSFER EVER?
Was it ever really in any doubt? Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Nemanja Matic has agreed to join Roma on a free transfer to link up with Jose Mourinho once again after enjoying spells with him for Chelsea and Manchester United. The 33-year-old has signed a one-year deal with an option for a further year if he retains his blistering pace.

 

THIS IS HAPPENING

This need not worry Liverpool for James Milner has agreed a new contract extension. Who needs Tchouaméni when you have Milner?

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