Southampton star’s move to Merseyside to be completed
Southampton star Sadio Mane is set to have a medical at Liverpool today ahead of a proposed £30million move.
The Senegal striker will become Liverpool’s 3rd most expensive signing in the club’s history, behind Christian Benteke (£32million) and Andy Carroll (£35million).
It was thought at first that Southampton were demanding £40million for the forward, but negotiations lead to a £30million fee agreed.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was impressed with Mane in Liverpool’s 3-2 league defeat at Southampton in March.
Mane is set to tread a well-worn path between Southampton and Liverpool.
Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Rickie Lambert and Nathaniel Clyne have all moved to Anfield since the summer of 2014.
It would also give Saints – who are without a manager following the departure of Ronald Koeman to Everton – a handsome profit on a player they bought from Salzburg for £10m two years ago.
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10