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Bayern Munich bid to sign Sadio Mane knocked back

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The Senegal international has been linked with a move away from Liverpool after six years at the club and has previously hinted his long-term future could lie outside of Anfield. He has one year left on his current deal at the Reds and it is looking unlikely he will sign a new contract.

A transfer elsewhere would make the most sense for Mane with Bayern Munich the most interested party. Bild have reported that the first offer from the Bavarians was around £21.3million, but Liverpool will push for a higher fee.

With that in mind, Bayern are already planning a second, improved offer having been aware their initial bid was likely to be knocked back, according to Sport 1. They claim that the first bid was around £21million up front with another £4million in bonuses to make a £25million total package. However, their second bid is said to be a fixed £30million fee with £4.2million in potential bonuses.

It is claimed that, despite the initial rejection, both parties expect an agreement to be reached and there are high hopes from Bayern that their second bid will satisfy Liverpool’s demands.

Earlier this week, Mane suggested he will follow the wishes of his nation’s fans by leaving the Reds. This would end a sparkling six-year stint on Merseyside during which he scored 120 goals in 269 matches. However, he later insisted he was “joking” with those comments and maintains full respect for Liverpool.

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