ZINEDINE ZIDANE called Sadio Mane to sound him out about a Real Madrid switch, according to reports. The Liverpool star, 27, scored twice last nigh
ZINEDINE ZIDANE called Sadio Mane to sound him out about a Real Madrid switch, according to reports.
The Liverpool star, 27, scored twice last night as Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Chelsea on penalties to lift the Uefa Super Cup.
Sadio Mane celebrates after inspiring Liverpool’s Super Cup win[/caption]
And French outlet Soccer Link is insisting that Zidane rang Mane earlier in the summer.
Their report claims the ace was tempted but Liverpool’s huge demands and Florentino Perez’s belief that he had enough wingers saw them opt against a move.
Real signed wide men Eden Hazard and Rodrygo in a huge spending spree this summer and have made central midfield their next priority.
While Liverpool decided not to make a huge splash in the market after building a Champions League-winning squad.
Mane, alongside Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah, is part of the lethal front free that have inspired them to success.
And Anfield chiefs would demand a ridiculous fee to even consider letting the Senegalese international go.
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Humble Mane spent part of his brief summer break visiting the construction site of a school he’s building in his hometown village in Senegal.
The Reds ace is funding the new school to the tune of £250,000 – having already paid for a hospital in the village.
And he showed his generous side again yesterday as he made a ball-boy’s night by calling the lucky kid offer to give him a shirt and a hug.