Liverpool have accepted Bayern Munich’s latest offer for Senegal forward, Sadio Mané, and the forward is due to have a medical before signing a three-year contract.
According to The Guardian, Bayern are paying a guaranteed £28m and the fee could reach £35m with add-ons.
Mané told Liverpool of his desire to leave soon after the Champions League final and made Bayern his preferred destination. Bids from the German champions were turned down before a deal was reached on Friday.
The Senegalese has been at Liverpool since 2016 and decided the time was right for a new experience.
He had one year left on his contract.
Liverpool wanted a replacement – as well as a suitable fee – and this week secured Darwin Núñez from Benfica in a deal that could reach £85m.
Núñez, who turns 23 next week, is seven years younger than Mané.
At Bayern, Robert Lewandowski is determined to leave for Barcelona, who are preparing a new bid for the striker after personal terms were agreed.
The Pole is also being pursued by Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain but Bayern have said they have no intention of allowing him to move.
Mané is the second first-team forward to leave Anfield, after Divock Origi, who was a far more peripheral figure and is due in Milan next week to sign for the Serie A champions. Mané started 32 of Liverpool’s Premier League games in the 2021-22 season and 11 of their 13 Champions League fixtures.
In 269 appearances for the club he scored 120 goals and assisted 48.