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Bayern Munich remain short of Liverpool's £42.5m valuation of Mane

Bayern Munich remain £8.5m short of Liverpool’s £42.5m valuation of Sadio Mane, with German giants’ coach Julian Nagelsmann understood to have spoken to star forward

  • Bayern Munich remain £8.5m short of Liverpool’s valuation of star Sadio Mane
  • The Reds have already rejected two bids from the Bundesliga champions so far 
  • They now expect the Bundesliga champions to meet their £42.5m valuation
  • Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann is understood to have spoken with the forward 

Bayern Munich remain around £8.5m short of Liverpool’s £42.5m valuation for Sadio Mane as talks continue.

Liverpool are continuing talks with Benfica over the structure of their bid for Darwin Nunez.

It is understood Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann has spoken to Mane in recent days ahead of his move to the Bundesliga giants.

Bayern Munich remain around £8.5m short of Liverpool’s £42.5m valuation for Sadio Mane

It is understood Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann has spoken to forward Mane in recent days

The Reds have already rejected two bids for Mane from the Bundesliga champions, the latest of which was a £30m offer tabled on Wednesday. 

Liverpool treated it the same way as the one they received at the weekend, dismissing it out of hand with the feeling that the offer was derisory.

Bayern raised their initial bid from £21.5m to £23.5m, but the other £6.5m would only come outright if Mane won three Champions League crowns at the Allianz Arena in addition to as many Ballon d’Or awards.

The Reds have already rejected two bids for forward Mane from the Bundesliga champions

Bayern raised their initial bid from £21.5m to £23.5m, but the other £6.5m would be in add ons

The German champions are trying to get £43m from Barcelona for Robert Lewandowski and Liverpool believe that figure is reflective of Mane’s worth. The Catalan giants, intriguingly, are also interested in the ex-Southampton striker.

But it is clear Mane’s six-year spell at Anfield is coming to an end, with 22-year-old Uruguay forward Nunez set to effectively be his direct replacement.

The Reds are expected to smash their £75m transfer record they paid for Virgil van Dijk in an £85m deal for the Benfica striker. 

The Reds are expected to smash their £75m transfer record in an £85m deal for Darwin Nunez

Nunez would represent another quality addition to an attacking line already filled with talent, having scored 34 goals in 41 matches across all competitions for the Portuguese giants last season.

The Uruguayan – who idolises former Reds striker and international team-mate Luis Suarez – also netted six goals in last season’s Champions League, including two at the quarter-finals stage against Jurgen Klopp’s men.

It is still expected Nunez will join the Reds as Mane will depart Anfield for Bayern Munich this summer. 




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