Bayern Munich have first bid rejected for Liverpool forward Sadio Mane

Bayern Munich has first bid rejected for Liverpool winger Sadio Mane. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich has first bid rejected for Liverpool winger Sadio Mane. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images) /

The transfer window is heating up as clubs look to get the deals done before the start of the pre-season. Bayern Munich has already completed the signing of Noussair Mazraoui, while Ryan Gravenberch has also reportedly undergone medical to complete his move to Bavaria. The German Champions are now working on the signing of Sadio Mane from Liverpool.

According to The Times in the UK, Bayern had the first bid rejected for Sadio Mane. The reported bid rejected by Liverpool from Die Roten is worth £25 million (£21 million-plus £4 million in bonuses). The Merseyside club is looking for a significant fee for Mane despite entering the final year of his contract.

It has been widely reported in Germany that Liverpool will demand a hefty transfer fee (£42.5 million) to part ways with Mane. The Senegalese winger is keen on moving to Bavaria as he reportedly wants to try a new adventure. Mane has reportedly told Liverpool about leaving the Merseyside club in the summer.

The report from Times has also been confirmed by SportBild’s Christian Falk.  The German Champions will be coming back with an improved offer for Mane. It remains to be seen if Liverpool will be open to bringing their price down the fee.

Bayern has identified Mane as the top transfer target to bolster the attack. The Bavarian club could end up losing Robert Lewandowski this summer as he continues to push for a move to FC Barcelona. Mane could end up playing as a false nine at Bayern as he has successfully done for Liverpool in the second half of the season.

Mane has been a crucial player for Liverpool in the last six years at Liverpool. The Senegalese forward delivered quality performances in the wide areas for the Merseyside club. He helped Liverpool in winning the Champions League and Premier League. It is not surprising to see the English club asking for a significant fee for the 30-year-old forward.

The transfer activity for Bayern in the attack will step up a gear once international games are done this week. The German Champions will be expecting an improved offer from Barcelona for Lewandowski. The Polish striker continues to put pressure on the Bavarian club to sanction his departure.

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Apart from Mane, Bayern has also held discussions with VfB Stuttgart for the signing of Sasa Kalajdzic. The Austrian striker is likely to be the plan B for Julian Nagelsmann as he looks to add more flexible options to his attack.