Bayern Munich are NOT looking to sign Liverpool forward Sadio Mane this summer, according to Goal‘s Reds correspondent Neil Jones.
While Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic did meet with Mane’s agent, Bjorn Bezemer, last weekend, Jones claims their conversation was about signing RB Leipzig’s Konrad Laimer, who Bezemer also works for:
“It is understood that the German giants are not interested in pursuing a summer move for Mane. Bezemer also represents Konrad Laimer, the RB Leipzig midfielder, whom Bayern are targeting, and sources have told GOAL and Spox that the discussions centred on that, as opposed to Mane.”
For their part, Liverpool are said to be “relaxed” about Mane’s contract situation, with talks likely to begin about extending his current deal at the end of the season.
Incoming sporting director Julian Ward is known to have an excellent relationship with Bezemer already so negotiations are not expected to be difficult.
Jones does, however, add that the Reds do accept that they are “unlikely” to keep all three of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Mane at the club this summer due to their contracts expiring in 2023. From the looks of it, though, Mane is not the favourite to leave.