Manchester United would have to double their summer offer for Sadio Mane to have any chance of ...
Manchester United would have to double their summer offer for Sadio Mane to have any chance of buying him next year following the Southampton forward’s outstanding start to the season.
Southampton officials made it clear in August that Mane would not be sold this year after an enquiry from Manchester United, who had indicated a willingness to pay around £20 million for the 23-year-old Senegal international.
Club officials made it clear that the Senegal international would not be leaving the south coast under any circumstances.
And United instead turned their attention to Monaco star Anthony Martial who they splashed £36m on, potentially rising to £58m with add-ons.
And according to The Telegraph, Louis van Gaal will have to make a similar bid to prise the 22-year-old away from St Mary's.
The report claims Mane is developing on par with Martial and due to a lack of strikers on the market can expect to command a high fee.
The Saints are understood to be keen to renew his contract before the end of the season, and one fan told the club not to part with him for under £50m.
However, if Mane is to be sold, the club can hope to turn a tidy profit on the player they paid Red Bull Salzburg just £11.8 million for last year.