Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool hold Mane leverage, Lukaku eyes Chelsea exit, Man Utd target speaks out

After the disappointment of losing the Champions League final in Paris on Saturday, Liverpool are now preparing for another blow with Sadio Mane expected to announce his intentions to leave the club.

The Senegalese forward avoided any questions over his future after the defeat to Real Madrid despite insisting prior to the match he would give a final answer on his future. Mane is reported to have told teammates in the aftermath that he was set to move on, with Bayern Munich hopeful of landing his signature, though Liverpool still hold a key advantage.

Meanwhile, Man Utd announced Ralf Rangnick will not take up his consultancy role, effectively scrapping any pre-arranged transfer plans and putting the club back at square one for Erik ten Hag’s tenure. One of the players on Rangnick’s radar was RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku, though he has admitted his preference for Paris Saint-Germain.

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is also said to have switched agents in a bid to force through his Chelsea exit, with talks now believed to be taking place with Inter Milan, while Arsenal remain keen on Gabriel Jesus.

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Lukaku ‘splits from agent’

Romelu Lukaku has reportedly split with his agent in an attempt to push through a transfer away from Chelsea.

The 29-year-old only joined the Blues nine months ago for a club-record £97.5million, leaving Inter Milan after two spectacular seasons which saw them win Serie A. Now, though, Lukaku allegedly wants to go back to San Siro and multiple reports from Italy claim that the Belgium international has cut ties with Federico Pastorello, the man who masterminded his return to Stamford Bridge.

Lukaku is claimed to have turned to lawyer Sebastien Ledure, who is said to already be in negotiations with Inter director Beppe Marotta over a potential return, albeit an unlikely prospect at present. Despite declaring that it was his dream to play for Chelsea again having failed to make the grade as a youngster, the striker has not hidden his desire to represent the Nerazzurri once more.

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Liverpool hold Mane leverage

Liverpool will stand firm on Sadio Mane after it emerged that Bayern Munich are preparing a bid for the winger.

The forward has been heavily linked with a move to the Allianz Arena this summer as he enters the final 12 months of his contract at Anfield. It’s claimed that the Senegal international is looking for a move away from Merseyside but Liverpool insist that he has not communicated his feelings to the club.

Mane remained tight-lipped in the lead up to Saturday’s Champions League final but said he would address his future following the match as Real Madrid claimed a 1-0 win against the Reds.

Diario AS claims Mane informed his Liverpool teammates of his intention of leaving the club this summer in the Stade de France dressing room following the Champions League final loss.

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Sadio Mane could have played his final game for Liverpool after the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid

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