Real Madrid are planning to bid for Sadio Mane – but the Senegalese would have to make the first move for a transfer to be pursued.
A massive transfer overhaul is being planned at the Santiago Bernabeu this summer following a poor campaign which has seen three different managers sit in the dugout.
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Zinedine Zidane is back to steady the ship and is armed with a transfer wishlist which includes some high-profile, expensive targets.
Zidane has been a long-term admirer of the Senegalese forward, with recent reports suggesting a deal was in place last summer to take the Liverpool ace to Spain.
Madrid remain interested in Mane – but El Confidencial have revealed no deal will be pursued by the La Liga outfit unless the Liverpool star tells the Reds he wants to leave first.
Florentino Perez has a history of only pursuing top targets if they show they are open to a change of club, which could be seen as a move to bring down transfer fees.
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But the former Southampton star seems happy at Anfield and hasn't indicated that he is ready to leave.
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