Manchester United report: Sadio Mane agreement surfaces, with the former Liverpool star leaving Bayern this summer

Manchester United target Sadio Mane, once of Liverpool, celebrates after scoring for Bayern Munich against Bochum.
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Manchester United are leading the race for Liverpool great Sadio Mane, who looks set to leave Bayern Munich this summer.

That's according to one report, which says that the spat between Mane and team-mate Leroy Sane – which resulted in the Senegalese hitting the German in the mouth following Bayern Munich's Champions League exit at the hands of Manchester City – has irreparably damaged Mane's career in Bavaria.

Now, Mane is set for a return to the league where he has scored over 100 goals, with clubs from elsewhere in Europe said to be unable to afford his wages. 

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane prepares to take a throw-in

Sadio Mane was a huge hit in English football – and could be returning (Image credit: Getty)

Sky Sport Germany has reported that Mane is set to leave the Allianz Arena this summer with Manchester United and Newcastle United vying for his signature. 

It's actually resurfaced via The Mirror that the Senegalese actually agreed on a deal with the Red Devils prior to a move to Liverpool. United could now feasibly get their man seven years after first trying.

"I have to say, I was really close to going to Manchester United," Mane told the Daily Telegraph. "I had the contract there. I had it all agreed. It was all ready, but instead, I thought, 'No, I want to go to Liverpool.'

"I was convinced to go with (Jurgen) Klopp's project. I still remember the first time I got the call from Klopp. He said, 'We have a big project at Liverpool and I want you to be part of it.'"

Louis van Gaal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur

Louis van Gaal wanted to bring Sadio Mane to Old Trafford originally (Image credit: PA)

United are said to be chasing a forward this summer with Harry Kane top of Erik ten Hag's list to join. Mane could well offer an interesting Plan B, however, given that he has played effectively as a centre-forward at Liverpool.

Mane is valued at around €45 million by Transfermarkt.

More Manchester United stories

The rumour mill is ticking over when it comes to new faces at Old Trafford. Two Brighton stars have been linked, with another two Bundesliga players rumoured.

Three big names have been linked with exits, however, while James Ward-Prowse is reportedly on the midfield shortlistGoncalo Ramos is a target and Bruno Fernandes might yet leave

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.