Liverpool ace Sadio Mane is happy knowing Barcelona are eager to sign him this summer.
Mundo Deportivo says with his deal about to enter its final 12 months, Mane is attracted to the idea of playing in LaLiga should he be allowed to leave Liverpool in summer.
The Spanish publication claim that the Africa Cup of Nations winner believes he would have a greater shot at the Ballon d’Or at Barcelona than in Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The Blaugrana are said to be aware of his interest and view the Senegalese as a top player.
Barcelona boss Xavi has been very clear that the club need to bring in reinforcements to challenge Real Madrid for the LaLiga title and compete in the Champions League once again.
The Catalan club are said to be prepared to shift nine stars in summer to fund the manager’s rebuild as they continue to identify summer targets.
Erling Haaland was reportedly always Barcelona’s top priority ahead of the summer transfer window opening but with the Borussia Dortmund ace set for a blockbuster move to Manchester City the Spanish side have been forced to consider alternative options.
The Spanish publication report that Mane’s Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah was also on the Nou Camp chiefs’ radar but a move is considered to be complicated.
The Egyptian’s salary demands are thought to be too high for Barcelona, while Mane’s are lower than his Reds team-mate, making him a ‘real option’.
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