Real Madrid planning big-money move for Sadio Mane

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is reportedly ‘a huge admirer’ of Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and ‘would welcome’ the chance to bring him to the Bernabeu.

The Senegal international has enjoyed another impressive campaign for the Reds, scoring 19 times and contributing 12 assists in 40 appearances in all competitions.

Liverpool have run away with this season’s Premier League, but the European champions are allegedly fearful that Mane could decide to leave Anfield ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are believed to have offered the 28-year-old a new long-term deal, but the player is ‘yet to offer any indication’ that he will pen fresh terms.

Madrid have been linked with the attacker in recent months, and according to The Independent, Los Blancos boss Zidane is keen to bring him to the Spanish capital.

Mane has scored 78 times and registered 34 assists in 163 appearances for Liverpool since arriving from Southampton during the summer of 2016.