Date published: Monday 18th March 2019 eight:50

Liverpool could be braced for a renewed summer time battle to preserve 1 of their star performers amid claims in France that True Madrid could be preparing an not possible to refuse transfer strategy.

Sadio Mane’s kind for Liverpool this season has been nothing at all quick of sensational and the Senegalese star has taken his game on to yet another level lately, getting plundered an impressive 11 targets in his final 11 games – placing him joint-second, alongside teammate Mohamed Salah, in the race for the Premier League golden boot.

Mane had emerged as a target for Zinedine Zidane final year, with 1 report going as far to recommend the former Southampton star had even offered a verbal agreement on a move to the Bernabeu.

Even so, Zidane’s departure shortly immediately after steering True to a third successive Champions League triumph saw their interest cool, with his replacement Julien Lopetegui prioritising other positions alternatively.

Even so, Zidane’s return to the Bernabeu dugout has noticed Mane’s name linked after once more with a move to the LaLiga giants.

And according to France Football, Zidane has place forward Mane’s name as 1 of 3 prime targets to sign this summer time, with the coach urging True president Florentino Perez to do what ever is expected to prise the forward away from Liverpool.

Mane addressed speculation linking him with True earlier this year, when he mentioned: “Speculation is element of football. You just study to reside with it and not to take it as well seriously.

“All I can say is that my only concern is Liverpool. Mo, Bobby…it seemed like everybody was signing contracts and they have been saying: ‘Hey Sadio, when are you going to sign?’. I mentioned to every of them: ‘Don’t be concerned bro, I will sign’.

“And what did I do? I signed, so they are pleased now!

“I can not wait to lift a trophy with Liverpool. I know the fans are desperate for us to win the Premier League.

“It would be an incredible moment for the club. It has been far as well lengthy for a group the size of Liverpool.

“We think we are heading in the ideal path, but there are some really hard rivals – City have been unbelievable final season and really robust once more – but why not?”

Even so, France Football believes the return to Zidane at True could alter all that and, when Liverpool won’t allow Mane to move on without the need of a fight, they could face a renewed battle to preserve the player from Real’s clutches.


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