09 May 2022 17:56:36
Looks like Bayern want Mane.

1.) 09 May 2022
09 May 2022 18:20:15
Just been reading this! I think he might leave new challenge for him your a old man at 30 these days in the EPL according to a few! I’d hate to loose him he’s been amazing a great signing but I’d not begrudge him a move!

2.) 09 May 2022
09 May 2022 18:24:39
It would seem so. I wouldn’t be comfortable losing mane whilst city add Haaland.
We’d have to replace him if he wanted to leave. Lewa?

3.) 09 May 2022
09 May 2022 18:47:30
Lewa is at the wrong end of his career, I’d rather we went for Darwin Nunez. They’d cost about the same and Nunez has more miles in the tank.

4.) 09 May 2022
09 May 2022 19:06:54
Could be

Mane out Dembele in.

Not saying it is but Klopp is a huge fan and he can sign a pre contract now.

5.) 09 May 2022
09 May 2022 19:24:10
What Bayern want and what Bayern get will probably be 2 different things.

6.) 09 May 2022
09 May 2022 19:41:31
Well we have to be honest here lads mane won't be first choice on the left next season, if he wants a new contract he will want to match what salah gets (if he signs) I think now wouldn't be a bad time to let him move on and maybe freshen things up.

Im not really worried about haaland to city right now something screams out that haaland will be demonised with injuries and will he get much space to run in behind like he does at dortmund? I'm not sure but never be worried about who our rivals sign I'm sure interest in mane to leave isn't a shock.

Maybe gnabry in return?

We have to remember our club will have to be creative in how we replace our ageing players and trust that klopp has the right ideas in mind as always.

7.) 09 May 2022
09 May 2022 19:45:24
Everything coming from the same source.

Apparently Mane and Gnabry share an agent too, reports about both players wanting new contracts recently and now a convenient rumour about a swap deal.

Maybe I'm wrong, but wouldn't be surprised if this is just the agent drumming up some rumours to help with contract negotiations for his respective clients.

8.) 09 May 2022
09 May 2022 20:12:18
If Sadio left then we'd 100% be signing Darwin Núñez as a direct replacement.

9.) 09 May 2022
09 May 2022 20:36:13
Jones, Mane out and Dembele in would possibly be the worst transaction since we sold Suarez and got Balotelli as a replacement. He’s an injury prone waster.

10.) 09 May 2022
09 May 2022 21:07:08
Probably unlikely to happen die to the fee involved but Nkunku would be my choice as a Mane replacement, has the versatility to play across the front 3 and with him and Diaz we'd have 2 young players yo replace a front 3 that looked irreplaceable 2-3 years ago.

11.) 09 May 2022
09 May 2022 21:23:36
Personally I don’t want to face the idea of selling Mane or Salah. But, realistically if it happened I think we should then go for Nunez and Bowen. Bowen is proven premier league quality, he’s quick, a good finisher, hard working, skilful with a great final ball, his decision making is good too. He’s got something like 10 goals and 10 assists this year and has improved year on year. Textbook signing for us.

Nunez looks the real deal to me, quick, skilful, physically imposing and scores goals. With Carvalho coming in too, we’d have decent options out wide with Diaz, Jota, Bowen and Carvalho, with Nunez and Firmino as central options.

12.) 09 May 2022
09 May 2022 21:35:10
Yay, July is on the horizon 😁😁😁

Dembele, the new Bissouma.

13.) 09 May 2022
09 May 2022 23:34:14
Is serge classed as homegrown ?

14.) 09 May 2022
09 May 2022 23:41:40
Dembele is off to PSG with those other French wasters Pogba and Ntiti.

15.) 10 May 2022
10 May 2022 04:45:41
Mane gets no respect on here. I'd sooner keep him than Mo.

16.) 10 May 2022
10 May 2022 06:27:35
Isn’t the reason Gnabry is potentially leaving because of astronomical wage demands?

17.) 10 May 2022
10 May 2022 07:57:04
Christian Falk just dismissed the Mane to Bayern discussion as not true. Rumour came from a bottom-feeder journo.

However, if Mane is going to want parity with Salah, he needs to be careful because the value of Salah is diminishing weekly at the moment.

I think Haaland is going to take time to settle and adapt to the Man City way of playing.

18.) 10 May 2022
10 May 2022 09:39:54
Out of interest @StEt, how far has Salah’s value dropped and what was the starting value?

19.) 10 May 2022
10 May 2022 09:40:02
Totally agree with Faithinworks…… I’d much rather Mane stay than Mo .
He deserves a lot more respect than he’s given sometimes .

20.) 10 May 2022
10 May 2022 15:29:25
I have no idea what the starting value for Salah was because I am referring to his wage demands. This is the only topic we know there are definitely discussions over, so not a baseless rumour.

We also know that his salary demands are in excess of £300k per week.

If recent past performance is being used as a barometer for future performance, like it was being used by his toxic agent to push wage demands up towards £500k per week, then surely it should follow that poor performance results in a comparative decline in wage expectations, should it not?

I would say that post-AFCON his goals per game has dropped by almost 50%. Not so confident on his assist rate. Against Spurs his passing was far from creative and, dare I say, worse than Jota’s.

So I would like to see us counter Salah’s wage demands by £50k per week drop from his negotiation level.

But no. This is football. And Mo is untouchable. So we will have to pay the higher salary or he goes on a free at the end of next season.

I doubt very much Salah or his agent will concede to leave this summer for a fee when he can leave at the end of next season on a ridiculous salary and signing on fee. We cannot force him to transfer, the bargaining power is with the player, not the club, post-Bosman.

21.) 10 May 2022
10 May 2022 19:11:09
Obviously I am a huge fan of both Salah and Mane, but Diaz coming in I think he shown us how those two used to be. Yes they are still very good but they are nowhere near as dynamic or direct as they used to be. Sad but true. That they both seemingly are entertaining the idea of leaving is all I need to be content with them being replaced. Personally I would like to see Raphina and either Bowen or Watkins come in. I just always prefer a player proven in this league to one from elsewhere.

22.) 10 May 2022
10 May 2022 22:02:51
Mane as no9 has been revitalised.
I’d definitely keep him.
Rarely injured
Consistently scores.

23.) 12 May 2022
12 May 2022 13:51:10
Must try to keep Mane, if we can. He has been great in the middle. Diaz on the left. Worked perfectly at Villa.

Salah we should sell ASAP. He is shaping to leave on a free in 12 months -probably already has something lined up. Not to mention he has turned into Balotelli. Five months of pure mediocrity.

Should be able to get 50 million for him. That should easily pay for Bowen, without the stupid wages on top.