The merry-go-round of players possibly changing clubs in the Premier League still continues even though there is a current pandemic halting games.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is determined to land Sadio Mane this summer, while Liverpool are looking at the opportunity to replace the winger with Kylian Mbappe—a huge story if that eventuates.
Zidane is a huge fan of Mane and Liverpool are steeling themselves for an approach. The Senegal star only signed a £150,000-a week ($294,000) contract to stay at Anfield on until 2023 eighteen months ago.
According to SunSport, informal talks on a possible move have already began with Mane’s representatives, who is in no rush to leave. Liverpool are determined have a repeat of last year when they stopped Mo Salah switching to Real Madrid after Zidane has his eye on him.
But should the Reds star be tempted to switch sides to Real Madrid, Liverpool want Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe.
There was a possibility Kylian Mbappe wearing a Real Madrid shirt, which was revealed days ago, before the coronavrius pandemic changed everything.
Liverpool could expect around £150 million ($294m) for Mane and will most likely have to add another £100m to get Pairs Saint-Germain to the table on a deal.
However, last year, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp poured cold water on the possibility of a deal, insisting that his club had “absolutely no chance” of affording Mbappe.
But that was before they joined up with Nike as new kit sponsors. They are expected to make around £100m ($196m) a year from the new sponsorship.
In Febuary, Liverpool announced a turnover of an eye-watering £533m ($1.43m), with profits of £42m.
Now it is up to the Reds to find a way to afford Mbappe £400,00-a-week ($783,000) wages and then they could sign him.
Nike could also be persuaded to fund part of his salary, as his very presence at Ansfield would greatly enhance Nike’s profits.