Ahead of the summer 2019 transfer window, there were repeat claims around Europe of Sadio Mane potentially moving to Real Madrid. Liverpool fans dismissed it as nonsense, although it did feel like there was something in it.

Not that Madrid were making serious efforts for the player, but an agent was working to try and build the temptation, whether working directly for Mane’s camp or not.

Media close to the Spanish club made it clear that whilst Mane was a player liked at Madrid, the difficulty of signing him from Liverpool made the whole thing unlikely.

Recent days have seen claims of someone offering Mane to Barcelona, and the Spanish media have now taken a look at the situation.

Friday’s edition of Sport goes over the Madrid story and insists the player was left ‘very angry’ after the Reds refused to negotiate with Madrid. There’s said to be issues over a new contract, with Mane believing he should be one of the highest paid at Anfield.

Despite all of this, Sport make it clear the signing would be close to impossible, regardless of the player pushing for it or not. Barcelona are still stinging from the Philippe Coutinho deal, and know Liverpool are very difficult to deal with. Continue reading

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