Bayern Munich: Al-Ahli set to open talks for Sadio Mane

Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane is wanted by Al-Ahli. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane is wanted by Al-Ahli. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich continues to work on a deal for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane. The English striker is the primary target for Bayern in the attack. Kane has given the blessing to this transfer, but negotiating with Spurs is going to be difficult. The English club has no plans to sell their talisman this summer.

The Bavarian club is expected to make a second bid for Kane sooner rather than later. Meanwhile, Bayern may soon receive bids from Saudi Arabia for Sadio Mane. The Senegalese forward could be on the move despite joining Die Roten in the last transfer window.

According to Footmercato, Al-Ahli is pushing for the signing of Sadio Mane. The Saudi Arabian club is ready to offer a three-year deal to the 31-year-old forward. It remains to be seen if Mane is ready to accept this offer and allow Al-Ahli to start negotiations with Bayern. Previously, Mane was linked with a move to Al-Hilal.

Relevo in Spain has also confirmed that Al-Ahli has offered a three-year contract to Mane. The Saudi Arabian club has already completed a deal for Roberto Firmino on a free transfer. The Brazilian forward enjoyed a great partnership with Mane in Liverpool’s attack for several years.

Ever since the dressing room bust-up with Leroy Sane in April, there has been speculation about the future of Sadio Mane. The Senegalese forward has been heavily linked with a move away from Bavaria after a difficult debut season.

Despite consistent speculation, Mane is determined to stay at Bayern. The Senegalese forward recently insisted that he wants to earn more success with the German club. It remains to be seen if Al-Ahli will manage to convince Mane to leave Die Roten after one season.

Mane was the marquee signing for Bayern last summer after the departure of Robert Lewandowski. He started the season strongly, scoring goals at a good rate. The former Liverpool forward suffered a dip in form after a couple of months and eventually suffered a serious injury at the start of November. He was on the sidelines for more than three months due to this injury.

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The Senegalese forward struggled for goals and form after recovering from his injury. He still managed to end the season with 12 goals for Die Roten across all competitions. Bayern will be fine with moving him on since it will help them to make space in the wage structure for a new striker. Mane is expected to report for pre-season training at Sabner Strasse next week. It remains to be seen if a transfer will materialize before Bayern leave for the pre-season tour.