Liverpool reject bid worth £23.5m up front for striker Sadio Mane from Bayern Munich; additional £6.5m in add-ons would only be paid if Bayern won three Champions Leagues and Mane lifted Ballon d’Or three times
Liverpool have rejected a second bid worth a potential £30m from Bayern Munich for Senegal forward Sadio Mane.
The offer included £6.5m in add-ons, which Liverpool believe are unrealistic – and would require Bayern to win the Champions League three times, as well as Mane lifting three Ballon d’Or trophies.
The Reds value the 30-year-old, who is about to enter the final year of his contract at Anfield, at around £43m.
They have already rejected another offer from Bayern, for an initial £21m with another £4m in add-ons.
Last week, Mane said he would do “what the Senegalese people want” when asked about his future, and has more recently joked that he could sign for Ligue 1 side Marseille.
Mane and forward partner Mo Salah are both out of contract at Anfield next summer, and Bayern have been preparing a three-year deal for the African Cup of Nations winner.
He told Sky Sports News before the Champions League final that he would decide his future after the defeat to Real Madrid, but teased fans ahead of last week’s AFCON qualifier against Benin.
He said: “Like everyone else, I’m on social media and I see the comments. Isn’t it between 60 to 70 per cent of Senegalese that want me to leave Liverpool?
“I will do what they want. We will see soon! Don’t be in a hurry because we’ll see this together.”