Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly identified Premier League star, Sadio Mane as Neymar’s replacement at the club.
Neymar was linked with a move back to his former club Barcelona all summer, but there was also speculation that La Liga rivals Real Madrid would try to hijack any move.
In the end, the Brazilian remained in Ligue 1, as no deal was struck.
However, France Football is now reporting that Mane is growing increasingly popular with PSG chiefs and they believe the Senegal international is the “perfect” replacement for Neymar should the Paris Saint-Germain superstar force a move away from Parc des Princes in the nearest future.
The former Southampton star has been impressive for Liverpool so far this season, scoring nine goals in sixteen Premier League matches for the Reds this term.
The Liverpool forward helped his side to win the UEFA Champions League trophy last season and also helped his country to a second-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
Mane will hope to lead the Reds to victory when they take on Red Bull Salzburg in tonight’s UEFA Champions League fixtures.