PORTO, PORTUGAL - Tuesday, September 28, 2021: Liverpool's Sadio Mané during the UEFA Champions League Group B Matchday 2 game between FC Porto and Liverpool FC at the Estádio do Dragão. Liverpool won 5-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Bayern Munich in new Sadio Mane bid – claims of £360,000-a-week contract

Bayern Munich are expected to submit a third offer for Sadio Mane in the coming days, with reports claiming the Liverpool No. 10 is close to agreeing a contract.

Mane has already seen two bids for his services rejected this summer, with sources at Liverpool describing Bayern’s second approach for the 30-year-old as “laughable.”

The Bundesliga club first offered £21 million with a further £4 million to be added, while their follow-up bid was worth £23.5 million with £6.5 million in ridiculous add-ons.

That included winning the Champions League and Ballon d’Or in every year of a proposed three-year contract for Mane, which is clearly unattainable.

Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic was advised not to travel to Merseyside for talks with Julian Ward unless a more suitable package was presented, with Liverpool seeking closer to £40 million.

According to reports in Germany, the Munich club are now prepared to make a third bid, which would land in the region of £35 million.

BILD claim that an initial €35 million (£30.15m) would be put on the table, with an additional €5 million (£4.31m) in bonuses.

2JA8E6W Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp consoles Sadio Mane after losing the UEFA Champions League Final at the Stade de France, Paris. Picture date: Saturday May 28, 2022.

Sky Sport in Germany corroborate news of a third bid, with their information suggesting it will be “between €30 million and €40 million,” with Liverpool “ready to hand over” their long-serving forward.

Bayern are said to want to wrap the deal up “quickly,” though Sky Sport journalist Florian Plettenberg reports that it will be more than a matter of days, as “there are still a few steps to go.”

Plettenberg adds that Mane “still wants to join Bayern” and “only Bayern,” with the Bundesliga champions believed to have offered the Senegalese a three-year contract.

The Mirror‘s David Maddock has included in a wide-ranging report on the futures of Mane and Darwin Nunez that the former is close to agreeing terms with Bayern, with a £360,000-a-week wage mooted.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 23, 2022: Liverpool's Sadio Mané (R) celebrates with team-mate Virgil van Dijk after scoring the fourth goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leeds United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

That would be considerably higher than his earnings at Liverpool, and closer to double that of the Reds’ current highest earner, Virgil van Dijk.

If that is the level of pay Mane has been seeking it was never likely that he would have signed a new contract at Anfield, which is a similar situation to that which Mohamed Salah finds himself in.

There is a sense that Liverpool would be more open to a bank-breaking deal for Salah, however – though the possibility of an extension is growing more and more unlikely.