Liverpool finally ACCEPT Bayern Munich’s £35m Sadio Mane transfer bid after third offer for Senegal star
LIVERPOOL and Bayern Munich have reportedly AGREED a fee for Sadio Mane.
The Bundesliga club had previously seen two offers rejected for the Senegalese ace.
But after Bayern chiefs flew into the UK for face-to-face talks with Anfield bosses today, a deal between the two clubs has been struck.
The agreed fee is in the region of £35million, according to The Times.
Liverpool will receive a guaranteed £27.5m for Mane.
The Reds could then potentially receive another £5m in appearance related add-ons and £2.6m in performance related add-ons.
He is expected to undergo a medical next week ahead of his switch to the German champions.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher was quick to pay tribute to Mane, who scored 120 goals in 269 games for the club.
He wrote on Twitter: “My favourite @LFC player of this era, Sadio Mane finally departs low maintenance high performance & never injured!
“Trophies & goals galore, a true Liverpool Legend. Thank you Sadio.”
Reports suggest Mane has already agreed personal terms to join Bayern on a three-year contract.
It had been claimed Liverpool were seeking up to £42.5m to let Mane leave this summer.
But after talks with Bayern executives today the two clubs settled at £35m.
The Reds initially rejected a £25m proposal, before doing the same with a £30m bid that was made up of a £23.5m guaranteed fee and £6.5m in add-ons.
Mane has decided to pursue a new challenge after spending the last six years at Anfield.
The superstar forward helped Liverpool lift six trophies, including the Champions League and Premier League, during his time on Merseyside.