How Jurgen Klopp reacted to Real Madrid’s enquiry for Liverpool FC star – report

Liverpool FC wanted £173m and Vinicius Junior in return for Sadio Mane last summer, according to a report

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Liverpool FC asked for £173m and Vinicius Junior when Real Madrid made an enquiry for Sadio Mane last summer, according to a report a report in Spain.

Spanish media outlet El Chiringuito, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that Real Madrid were interested in a deal to sign the impressive Senegal international last term.

The same article states that los Blancos asked Liverpool FC to name their price for the impressive 27-year-old winger in the 2018 summer transfer window.

According to the same story, Liverpool FC informed Real Madrid that Mane would cost €200m (£173m), which would be a British transfer record.

The report adds that Klopp asked that 18-year-old Brazilian Junior be included in the deal in a transfer package worth in excess of £200m.

While Real Madrid didn’t act upon Liverpool FC’s proposal, the Spanish media outlet are reporting that Klopp remains interested in the La Liga giant’s exciting teenager.

Mane has scored 18 goals and has made one assist in 32 games in the Premier League this season to help the Reds keep pace with defending champions Manchester City.

The Senegal forward netted in Liverpool FC’s 2-0 win against Chelsea FC at Anfield last weekend to help the Reds to reclaim top spot in the Premier League.

Liverpool FC will take on Cardiff City on Sunday afternoon.

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