Sadio Mane left, Liverpool are ready to sign Ousmane Dembele

Premier League giants Liverpool are preparing a list of potential players to replace Sadio Mane at Anfield. Reports say Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele is one of the Reds’ targets in the summer transfer window.

Reporting from the Mirror, Mane’s future at Liverpool is in an uncertain situation. As is known, he will enter the final period of his contract with the Reds.

The player has previously insisted he does not want to make any announcements about his future until he finishes the Champions League. The latest reports suggest Mane has revealed his intention to move from Liverpool, when he was in the Stade de France dressing room following the Champions League final against Los Blancos on Sunday (29/5/2022).

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In the midst of this situation, Bayern Munich is trying to take advantage. The team that ruled the top of the Bundesliga last season will launch an offer to hijack Mane from Liverpool in the upcoming transfer window.

As for Die Roten, they must be willing to dig a little deeper if they want to bring Mane to the Allianz Arena. The reason is, Liverpool have put a price tag of £42.5 million for clubs who are interested in the services of the star player.

The Reds could actually have released Sadio Mane from Anfield. However, the FA Cup winners will not let him go cheaply. Jurgen Klopp’s troops also still hope that Mane will stay at Liverpool for one more season.

Even so, Liverpool have prepared themselves if Mane insisted on leaving Merseyside. The club, who finished second in the Premier League standings, is claimed to be interested in signing Dembele on a free transfer.

Spanish media reports Sport even suggest Liverpool have been in contact with the France international regarding a potential move to Anfield. For information, Dembele’s contract at Camp Nou will expire on June 30, 2022.

Barcelona is actually trying to apply for a contract extension to the 25-year-old player. However, the Blaugrana are getting fed up with Dembele’s attitude. He never agreed on a new contract, even though the two parties have been negotiating for months.

Reporting from Marca, Barcelona will not spend too much money to prevent Dembele’s departure from Camp Nou. The club will reportedly make the final decision regarding Dembele, and focus on finding a replacement for the player.

Liverpool are not the only club that intends to hire Dembele. The former Borussia Dortmund player has also successfully attracted the attention of other big clubs, from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Bayern Munich, to Chelsea.

Mundo Deportivo reports that even Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea are now closer to finalizing a deal with Dembele towards the end of his contract at Barcelona. These conditions make Liverpool need to work hard to win the hunt for Dembele’s signature in the transfer market.

If the Blues plan is successfully realized, Dembele will have the opportunity to reunite with the Chelsea tactician. The reason is, the player is known to have worked with Thomas Tuchel while still having a career at Borussia Dortmund in the 2016/2017 period.

On the other hand, Liverpool have also prepared an alternative candidate for Dembele. The club managed by Jurgen Klopp is reportedly interested in signing Christopher Nkunku, who has also been widely linked with a departure from RB Leipzig.

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