JUST IN: Real Madrid plan cash-plus-player offer for Liverpool’s Sadio Mane

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Liverpool’s inspirational striker Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring the opening goal in the 2-0 defeat of Wolves in the Premier League last season. Real Madrid are prepared to make a cash-plus-player swap offer for Liverpool star Sadio Mane. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is a big fan of the former Metz striker and was eager to take the Senegal international last summer. El Desmarque says Zizou remains hopeful of bringing Mane to Madrid before this transfer window slams shut. At Liverpool, there’s an insistence that Mane is not for sale, but that won’t put off Real Madrid. Instead, Real Madrid will take advantage of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp’s interest in Marco Asensio and include the winger in their offer for Mane. For his part, Zidane would like a deal for Mane done before the LaLiga season starts. Real have already spent €300m on summer arrivals and are prepared to go through the €500m barrier to rebuild their squad.

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