Mane to join Bayern from Liverpool after ‘total agreement’ with fee to be ‘less than £34m’

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Liverpool forward Sadio Mane keeps up with play

Sadio Mane is set to join Bayern Munich from Liverpool after the clubs agreed a fee for the forward, according to reports.

The Senegal international was in brilliant form once again for the Reds last season with the 30-year-old contributing 23 goals and two assists in all competitions.

He helped Jurgen Klopp’s side win both the League Cup and FA Cup, while Liverpool finished just one point off champions Manchester City in the Premier League and lost in the Champions League final to Real Madrid.

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Despite all that success, Mane has told the club’s hierarchy that he wants to move on this summer as he looks for a new challenge.

Liverpool have already brought in his replacement in the form of Benfica forward Darwin Nunez and now Mane is set to leave the club this summer.

Sky Sport Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg has claimed there is now a ‘total agreement’ between Liverpool and Bayern Munich over Mane’s move to Germany.

The reporter added that the ‘transfer fee including bonuses should be less than €40m (£34m)’ with a deal set to be announced.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano wrote on Twitter: “Liverpool decided to accept Bayern final proposal for Sadio Mané as he asked to leave in a respectful way, decision was communicated right after UCL final. Full agreement reached on today’s final meeting in England. Contracts being prepared. Medical tests soon.”

Romano continued: “Bayern will pay €32m guaranteed fee for Sadio Mané. Contract already set to be signed, valid until June 2025. Liverpool wanted to sign Nunez in order to approve Sadio’s departure. Liverpool will also receive add-ons, for a maximum of potential €40m total fee package.”

Senegal manager Aliou Cisse recently said that the club where Mane “will feel the best is Bayern” after revealing he wanted to leave Liverpool.

“It’s not just Sadio, I’m going to talk about it for all those players who are in a situation where they have to find a club, it’s complicated. Why? Because it is all this problem that awaits us for the World Cup which is in November,” Cisse said.

“And I tell my boys to try to settle the contract problems so that when their respective championships resume, they will have already found a base. I heard about Sadio at Bayern.

“Bayern is intensity, pressure football with a German coach. Sadio played in Salzburg in Austria which is a border country, and that means he is not going into unknown territory. For me, the club where he will feel the best is Bayern.”