A key player for Klopp and Liverpool over the last few seasons, Mane is understood to want a new challenge after the Reds were beaten in the Champions League showpiece last Saturday night – against Real Madrid – with German outfit Bayern Munich heavy favourites for his £30million signature.
Benfica hot-shot Darwin Nunez continues to be linked in the same regard while Nkunku, who started his career at big-spending PSG, emerged as one of the hottest properties in Europe last term with 35 goals and 20 assists – in all competitions – from 51 games. He would cost potential suitors over £50million.
Liverpool signed Luis Diaz from FC Porto during the January window. However, they are thought to be tracking yet another swoop in attacking quarters before allowing Mane to leave. Nkunku has been tipped as a target for Erik ten Hag and United as part of their rebuild.
Speaking on Sky Sports, former United and Australia goalkeeper Mark Bosnich said: “I was going to say that’s the $64million (£51million) question, but it might actually cost a bit more than that. I was thinking about that and then watching from the Champions League, there’s the boy from Leipzig I think, Nkunku.