Mane has informed Jurgen Klopp he wants to leave the club after six years on Merseyside following a £34million arrival from Southampton.
Bayern Munich are leading the race to sign the Senegalese striker and the 30-year-old is keen to play in Germany.
The Bundesliga giants are looking to freshen up their attack, especially as they fear losing Serge Gnabry to Real Madrid.
But Bayern are only willing to pay around £25m for Mane, which Athletic say is well below Liverpool’s £43m asking price for the winger.
Mane has just 12 months left to complete his contract and Liverpool signed Thiago for a fee of just £15m in 2020 while he was in the same position at the Allianz Arena.
But Liverpool would rather keep Mane and let him go on a free transfer in 2023 than accept a reduced fee for him.
In any case, Klopp would like to sign a replacement for Mane before sanctioning a departure and that will take time as clubs now know Liverpool are on the hunt.
Mane scored 23 goals last season and remains an important part of Liverpool’s attack.
Keeping Mohamed Salah – who is also out of contract in 2023 – has been a priority for Liverpool’s board.
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