Sadio Mane has broken his silence on his future at Liverpool, saying he will ‘do what the Senegalese people want’.
It’s not good news for the Reds given that Mane said: “Like everyone else, I’m on social media and I see the comments. Isn’t it between 60 and 70 per cent of Senegalese who want me to leave Liverpool?
“I will do what they want. We will see soon! Don’t be in a hurry because we will see this together.
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Mane still has 12 months left on his contract at Liverpool, but has been heavily linked with a move to German giants Bayern Munich.
Manager Jurgen Klopp was asked about his star striker’s future but wasn’t ready to reveal anything.
“Wherever Sadio plays next year he will be a great player,” he said.
Sky Germany reports that Bayern will offer the Reds a fee of up to €40m after bonuses (A$60m) and hand Mane a contract until mid-2025.
Liverpool are said to be expecting a higher offer but also risk losing Mane for free in a year’s time if a deal fails to materialise.
Meanwhile, Liverpool aren’t the only Premier League club at risk of losing one of their biggest stars.
Romelu Lukaku would be close to Chelsea’s exit door for the second time after a troubled season under Thomas Tuchel.
The telegraph reported that the striker is looking to force a return to Inter Milan, where he arrived from just a year ago.
Senior club sources are sure he wants to leave, according to the publication.
Lukaku arrived for a record £97.5m (A$169m) in the European summer, but in December he told Sky Italia he was “not happy” and wanted to come back.
The publication reports that if Lukaku gets his wish, it would likely be a one-season loan with an option to buy.
Somewhere else, Harry Kane suggested there would be no repeat of the antics of last summer when he tried to force a move to Manchester City.
City balked at the massive £150m fee demanded by Spurs and Kane ultimately stayed put.
After a slow start to the season, he was back to his best and, in partnership with Son Heung-min, led Spurs’ Champions League qualification.
He said he now enters the summer with a “freer spirit”.
“We had a good finish as a team towards the end of the season and I had a good season personally, which is always great,” he said.
“So I’m looking forward to continuing that in those games. Then, as I touched on earlier, having a nice break over the summer.