An insight into the details of a private conversation between Liverpool star Sadio Mane and Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann has been provided on Friday.
Senegalese international Mane, of course, has seen his name take centre stage in the headlines across the last couple of weeks.
This comes with the 30-year-old, fresh off suffering heartbreak in both the Premier League and Champions League, widely reported to have made his intentions to seek out pastures new in the summer known to those in a position of power on the red half of Merseyside.
German champions Bayern Munich, meanwhile, are the early frontrunners to seal a deal for Mane, with the Bavarians on the lookout for attacking reinforcements ahead of the predicted sales of both Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski.
Not only that, but it is understood that the transfer team at the Allianz Arena have already gone as far as to table a pair of offers for the explosive wide-man.
Both, however, were knocked back without a 2nd thought by Liverpool's board.
But, if the latest word stemming from the media on Friday is anything to go by, then the hard stance of his current employers does not appear to have dampened Mane's spirits when it comes to the possibility of sealing a move to Munich.
As per a report from Florian Plettenberg of Sky Sport Germany, the ex-Southampton standout, this week, held a personal phone call with Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann.
And, during their exchange, the pair are understood to have discussed in detail Mane's potential place in his starting XI, as the winger 'made clear' once more his long-standing desire to link up with the Bundesliga giants:
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