Behold the latest ludicrous rumour to emerge from Spain.
On the bright side, at least this one deviates from the usual story on Barcelona or Real Madrid seeking to snatch Liverpool’s star men.
Sadio Mane’s superb form for the Reds this season makes it surprising that his name hasn’t cropped up more often as a potential target for one of La Liga’s big boys.
The Senegalese forward has notched 17 goals and eight assists across all competitions this campaign, serving as an integral third of Jurgen Klopp’s deadly attacking trio.
Recent months have seen the former Southampton man begin to prove his worth as a technician behind the likes of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, evolving into a menace both out-wide and in more central areas.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone wants the club to sign both Mane and midfielder Emre Can, according to Spanish outlet Don Balon. Needless it be said there is little chance of such claims being true.
Whilst Mane is seemingly in line for a new deal and almost certain to stay put, Can marks a more intriguing case.
The German looks set to join Juventus on a free transfer when his current contract runs out in the summer, with little progress having been made regarding negotiations over an extension.
Can hasn’t featured since being substituted in the first half of Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Watford and could well have played his last game for the club.
On the current belief that a move to Juventus hasn’t been officially agreed, there is every chance another suitor could swoop in on what could prove a bargain transfer.
That said, the chances of the pair making a switch to Spain look slim, to say the least.