Brace yourself, Reds…
Inter Milan want Sadio Mane and are bringing him in to replace Manchester United bound Ivan Perisic!
This is a claim genuinely published by (formerly respected) Italian outlet Gazzetta, who report that since Mo Salah has arrived, Jurgen Klopp needs to offload one of our key attackers: Coutinho, Roberto Firmino or Mane – and the Senegalese is the favourite.
Don’t worry – we agree with you that this is an absolutely ridiculous, uneducated claim and can assure you all, in no uncertain terms – that Mane is not for sale!
Gazzetta also suggest Alex Sanchez and Angel di Maria are being targeted by Inter, who don’t forget, finished seventh in Serie A last term and can offer no European football.
So while we applaud them for charging almost £50m for 28-year-old Perisic to join Manchester United (transfer fees really have gone crazy…), we scoff at their interest in Mane – if it actually exists in the first place.
Our 24-year-old flyer is going NOWHERE!