PSG plotting Liverpool transfer raid for Sadio Mane if Neymar sold next summer
Paris Saint-Germain could come calling for Liverpool star Sadio Mane if Neymar leaves the club next summer.
Neymar appeared set for an exit at the end of last season with a return to Barcelona mooted for the world’s most expensive player.
But no transfer materialised, with the Brazilian staying put in France.
However should that change this year, Liverpool hot shot Mane is being considered by PSG as a potential replacement.
France Football report the Senegal star is liked by senior figures at the Ligue 1 giants, who rate the ex-Southampton man as a ‘perfect’ replacement for Neymar.
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Getting Mane will likely prove tricky, with Liverpool likely to demand a sky-high fee should any deal go through.
The 27-year-old is under contract at Anfield until 2023 so the Reds can demand top-whack.
He’s also been pivotal this season in Liverpool’s surge to the summit of the Premier League and manager Jurgen Klopp would be unlikely to let him go without a fight.
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Klopp turned down the chance to sign Mane while in charge at Borussia Dortmund.
And the German admits that transfer snub was a huge blunder. He said: “No it was simply a wrong evaluation of my side.
“I thought at that time that it was a lot of pressure on Dortmund and this transfer it had to be right.
“It is not the only wrong decision I have made, this one I could correct some years later.”
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Reds captain Jordan Henderson said of Mane: “Sadio has been outstanding for a long period of time now.
“He just needs to continue that form. He's a fantastic person off the pitch, he dedicates his life to football.”
Mane is expected to start tonight as Liverpool look to book their place in the Champions League knockout stage with a point away at Salzburg.
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“We want to go until the end again – we have nothing better to do in the middle of May or whenever the final is played,” Klopp said.
"That was cool (last season) and we want to do it again. Absolutely nothing else is on our mind.
"But we know (it is) step-by-step. Tomorrow is really difficult and we have to be ready for that."
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