Bayern Munich News: Wantaway Sadio Mane and Romelu Lukaku have been told to establish a formidable partnership at Bayern Munich and turn down offers from other clubs.
Lukaku’s return to Chelsea has been lacklustre. Because of that, the player and the club are considering parting ways after a year together. Mane, meanwhile, stunned Liverpool’s camp by announcing his intention to pursue a new challenge away from Anfield immediately after the Champions League final.
With Robert Lewandowski confirming about his departure from the Bundesliga champions at the end of the season, Mane has been heavily linked with a move to Bayern. Lukaku, on the other hand, has been linked, and the two might form an irresistible new attacking partnership.
Bayern Munich have already finalised a three-year contract with Mane, according to DaveOCKOP. The Senegalese forward spoke directly with Julian Nagelsmann. Both teams must now agree on a fee, with Liverpool asking at least £42.5 million for their top player, whose contract expires next season.
Bayern Munich News: Mane and Lukaku to form a formidable partnership?
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It’s the first major departure from Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team since the German began winning trophies with the club. Mohamed Salah is also touted to leave the club next season.
Salah’s decision to stay could be influenced by Mane’s departure, since there will be more funds available to offer the Egyptian a new contract.
Bayern is on the lookout for a new striker after Lewandowski said that “the story was ended” after the team won its 11th Bundesliga title in a row. Mane has been playing more centrally for Liverpool recently, and he could be guaranteed a starting spot for Bayern.
What did Matthaus say?
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This may not be the case, as Bayern Munich has been linked with Lukaku, much to the pleasure of Bayern great Lothar Matthaus. “If a deal is economically feasible,” the German told BILD.
“I would sign Romelu Lukaku. If Serge were to leave the club, Lukaku and Mane for Lewandowski and Gnabry would be a good replacement. Bayern would have no need to hide from any opponent with this attack.”
It would be a major statement from Bayern. It would more than make up for the loss of Gnabry and Lewandowski. Gnabry has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Liverpool being one of the frontrunners.
Lewandowski to Barcelona?
Lewandowski has been linked with a move to Barcelona. However, a deal has stalled after La Liga president Javier Tebas conceded that a transfer would be ‘difficult’ unless some assets were traded.
According to Mundo, Frenkie De Jong has been suggested and even offered to Manchester United. The Catalonians need to raise finances, with Xavi seeking for a world-class no.9.
If they can’t afford it, Chelsea have been billed as the frontrunners in the competition. A transfer to Bayern would virtually be a straight swap. That seems like a reasonable offer, but we all know how volatile the transfer market can be.