Bayern Munich announced today, Saturday, the departure of defender Lars Lucas Mai from the team, to join the Swiss Lugano, but the Bavarian club remained silent regarding reports that it had reached an agreement to sign Senegalese star Sadio Mane, the Liverpool striker.
May, 22, joined Bayern Munich as a youth player in 2014, but he rarely participated in the first team, and spent two periods on loan at Darmstadt and Werder Bremen.
Bayern Munich announced May’s transfer to Lugano in a statement on its website, after bidding farewell to Spanish midfielder Marc Roca, who joined Leeds United, on Friday.
But Bayern, the holder of the German Bundesliga title, did not announce anything officially about Sadio Mane, although reports in England and Germany stated that the two clubs had reached an agreement on the transfer of the player, in exchange for about 40 million euros, including variables.
Reports said that Bayern Munich football director Hasan Salihamidzic was in Liverpool for talks.
Bayern Munich refused to comment in this regard.
But before completing any deal, Sadio Mane is supposed to undergo a medical examination, and the player recently appeared in a video clip while he was in Senegal.
Mane, 30, spoke frankly about thinking about his future with Liverpool, who had already found an alternative by completing a deal to sign striker Darwin Nunez from Benfica.
The signing of Mane could be decisive for Bayern in light of the possibility of the departure of Polish attacking star Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona.
Lewandowski reiterated his desire to leave Bayern Munich, but the Bavarian club confirmed that he has a contract that is still valid for another year.
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