Sadio Mane and Joao Cancelo ‘won’t be playing for Bayern Munich next season’ with Senegal striker set to be sold just a year after joining from Liverpool and Man City loanee not seeing his deal made permanent for £60m
Sadio Mane and Joao Cancelo ‘have no future at Bayern Munich‘ with both players expected to depart the German club this summer.
Senegal forward Mane, 31, only joined the Bundesliga champions in a deal worth an initial £27.4million from Liverpool last summer.
He has scored 12 times for Bayern in an injury-disrupted campaign but it will be best remembered for his dressing room bust-up with Leroy Sane after they lost 3-0 to Manchester City in the Champions League.
Mane’s game time has been limited all season and that situation has barely changed since Thomas Tuchel replaced Julian Nagelsmann as their manager.
He was only introduced from the bench five minutes from the end of their 6-0 win over Schalke on Saturday, though did tee up Noussair Mazraoui to score in stoppage time.
Sadio Mane (left) and Joao Cancelo (right) reportedly won’t be Bayern players next season
Thomas Tuchel is prepared to be ruthless as he shapes the Bayern team ahead of next season
An on-pitch argument between Sadio Mane (left) and Leroy Sane (right) last month escalated into a dressing room bust-up with the latter suffering a bloodied lip
The former Liverpool forward has found himself starting on the bench for big Bayern games
And Sky Sport Germany report this was a ‘clear sign’ Mane will be put on Bayern’s transfer list this summer. They add only Premier League clubs are likely to be able to afford Mane’s €20m [£17.4m] salary.
Meanwhile, Portugal right-back Cancelo, 28, has spent the second-half of the season on loan at Bayern from Manchester City.
He has featured in 19 games during the spell, scoring once and setting up six further goals.
His loan deal included the €70m [£60m] option for Bayern to buy Cancelo from City this summer but Sky report this isn’t looking likely despite the possibility of haggling Bayern down in price.
With Cancelo adamant he won’t be returning to City after falling out of favour with Pep Guardiola, reports suggest Barcelona are interested in taking him on loan next season.