Sadio Mane has given a dramatic update on his future whilst on international duty.
He tells Mansour Loum: “60%-70% of Senegalese people want me to leave Liverpool?
“I will do what they want. We will soon see”.
Meanwhile, new Borussia Dortmund ace Karim Adeyemi says Sadio Mane’s rumoured move to Bayern Munich would be great news for the Bundesliga… but says the Liverpool star is joining ‘the wrong club’.
With Erling Haaland joining Man City and Robert Lewandowski also set to move on this summer, the German top flight has lost two of their top names and bosses are calling for ‘more stars’ to replace them this summer.
Mane is rumoured to be one of them, with Bayern said to be working on a deal for the Liverpool forward.
Adeyemi has a connection to Mane in that they both played for Austrian side Salzburg.
And he would welcome the Senegal forward’s arrival in Germany, saying: “It would be great for the Bundesliga if he played there.
“That would make the Bundesliga even more attractive – but,” Adeyemi laughed, “just with the wrong club”.
Bayern Munich are reportedly eyeing Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku as a possible replacement for Robert Lewandowski, should he join Barcelona, while Inter Milan are also keen to re-sign the player they sold for €100 million last summer.
Lukaku only returned to Chelsea last summer but is likely to be allowed to leave after failing to feature regularly under Thomas Tuchel.
Barcelona could turn their attention to Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku if they can’t pull off a deal to sign Robert Lewandowski, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Barca coach Xavi Hernandez wants to add a No.9 to the squad and is said to be a fan of Lukaku, who is five years younger than Lewandowski.
Bayern Munich forward Lewandowski is Barca’s first choice to strengthen their attack. He has made it clear he wants to leave the Bundesliga club this summer, but if Bayern don’t let him go, Barca will have to look elsewhere.
The Daily Mail reports that Lukaku is prepared to take a pay cut worth millions if it would ease his return to Italy on loan from Chelsea.
Lukaku, 29, is a fan favourite at the San Siro, where he scored 64 times in 95 appearances and helped them win the Serie A title in his final season at the club.