Sadio Mane claims he 'will do what the Senegalese people want' for next move
'I will do what they want. We will see soon.'
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has claimed that he 'will do what the Senegalese people want' when deciding his future.
The Senegal international has just 12 months left on his current deal at Anfield and has emerged as a summer transfer target for Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich - who are set to offer him a three-year contract.
Prior to the Champions League final in Paris, the 30-year-old said that he would decide his future after the defeat to Real Madrid. Despite not making a comment after last week's final, Mane has now broken his silence at a press conference ahead of Senegal's African Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin.
Mane speaks about his future at Senegal press conference.
When asked for his response to a poll about his future and said: "Like everyone else, I'm on social media and I see the comments. Isn't it between 60 to 70 per cent of Senegalese that want me to leave Liverpool?
"I will do what they want. We will see soon! Don't be in a hurry because we'll see this together."
A day later, Mane said he was 'joking' with his comments.'
"I spoke yesterday while joking with a bit of humour and it was everywhere,' Mane said, as quoted by journalist Cissokho Sahel.
"I think we'll stop there. Liverpool is a club I respect a lot. The fans adopted me since day one. Regarding the future, we'll see."
"I will do what they want"
Sadio Mane says he will do what the people want when responding to an online poll in Senegal which said 60-70% of people want him to leave Liverpool. pic.twitter.com/jKoU9fMQgQ
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Bayern Munich interested in Mane.
As reported by Sky Germany, Bayern are prepared to offer Liverpool €30m plus between €5m and €10m in bonus payments and offer Mane a contract until the summer of 2025.
However, it is thought that the Reds would demand more than the €30m for the former Southampton man.
The Bundesliga champions' sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic met with Mane's representatives this month to formalise the interest.
Paris Saint-Germain were also linked with a move for Mane, however, it appears unlikely that the French giants will try to sign the Liverpool man after Kylian Mbappe's contract extension at the Le Parc des Princes.
Mane has registered 120 goals and 48 assists in 269 appearances for Liverpool since arriving on Merseyside in 2016.