Update 7:00AM EST — Bayern’s bid to total €40 million
According to Bild (as captured by @iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich’s next bid for Sadio Mane will be €35 million, plus €5 million in add-ons:
Bayern are preparing a third bid of €35m guaranteed plus €5m add-ons to Liverpool for Sadio Mané, which would mean the clubs are no longer far apart. An agreement is expected to be reached [@BILD]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) June 14, 2022
Per Romano, Bayern Munich and Mane will agree on personal terms shortly as well, but the primary roadblock for the deal getting done has been the German club’s transfer fee proposal, which has not been suffice so far for Liverpool:
Bayern are getting closer to securing a deal for Sadio Mané. Personal terms to be agreed soon. New, fresh bid ready to be submitted to reach full agreement with Liverpool: talks ongoing. #FCBayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 12, 2022
Darwin Núñez will join #LFC, Mané wants to leave - Bayern, his priority. pic.twitter.com/VdXptDWFac
Liverpool is also reportedly close to inking Benfica striker Darwin Nunez in a deal that many experts are considering as “done.” Nunez, of course, was linked to Bayern Munich at various points in recent months.
It seems as if Mane and Bayern Munich are both eager to get the deal completed, but Liverpool wants to ensure that it will be fairly compensated for losing a player of Mane’s talent and stature within the club.
As for Bayern Munich, it remains to be seen exactly how far the club will go to secure Mane. At this point, Paris Saint-Germain is the only other club that has been somewhat seriously linked to Mane, but those rumors have cooled of late.