Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is reportedly looking to
make a move for Liverpool forward Sadio Mane in the off-season, according to
reports in France.
Mane, who moved to Anfield in the summer of 2016, has become
irreplaceable in Jurgen Klopp's team, having scored 77 goals in 161 appearances
for the Reds.
Indeed, his stock has risen immensely in the past two
seasons, when he has helped fire Liverpool to Champions League glory and come
up with several match-winning contributions.
Such performances have reportedly led to interest from Real
Madrid, who have been uninspiring in their efforts to replace Cristiano
Los Blancos have also been heavily linked with Paris
Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe but Le10 Sport claims that 'the Mbappe
folder will not be unlocked this summer' with Zidane set to be 'deprived' of
Zidane is 'still thinking' about Mane, with Real Madrid
ready to offer the African star 'a unique opportunity to take up a new
The report in Le10 Sport adds that for Zidane bringing in
Mane would be the 'ideal solution' despite Real president Florentino Perez 'not
a supporter' of the Mane option.
'Liverpool does not exclude a sale of' Mane with Timo Werner
lined up as his successor, the report finishes.
- TEAMtalk media