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Inter Milan planning a shock move for Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane

According to reports from the Daily Express, Italian giants Inter Milan are plotting an ambitious move to sign Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane this summer.

A few eyebrows were raised when Liverpool decided to splash as much as £34million in order to acquire the services of Sadio Mane from Southampton last summer but it has to be said that the transfer proved to be one of the best the Reds have managed in recent history.

Mane was in electrifying form for Liverpool throughout the course of the campaign and although he did miss a major portion of last season due to his participation in the African Cup of Nations with Senegal as well as due to serious knee injuries, he managed an impressive 13 goals in 27 league appearances.

His contribution certainly proved to be crucial in helping Liverpool secure a top four finish last term and one can be sure that the 25-year-old will be key if the Reds are to mount a bid for the Premier League title during the upcoming campaign.

Liverpool’s hopes of ending their title drought has recently been put in question though as there is a strong possibility that star man Philippe Coutinho could be lured to the Nou Camp by Barcelona and now in shock reports from the Daily Express, claims have been made that even Mane could potentially be leaving Anfield.

According to the report, Italian giants Inter Milan are have been impressed by Mane’s performance last season and are now looking to make a swoop for the Senegalese superstar in the upcoming days of the transfer window.

Inter have seen rivals AC Milan spend heavily in the summer window so far and in order to compete, Erick Thohir, Inter’s Indonesian businessman owner, is ready to back Luciano Spalletti in the transfer market as the Nerazzurri now target Mane.

Liverpool will surely not be looking to allow Mane to leave anytime soon though and the player himself currently looks focused on the Reds, having made a successful return from his knee injury.

Mane had said upon linking up with his teammates in training once again, “I’m very happy to be back. It was not easy to be off the pitch for three months. But finally, I’m back and I’m happy to be back.

“I’m looking forward to the season. I’m a professional and every football player would like to play each week. I want to always help my team-mates on the pitch and help my club to get better.

“[I want] to score more goals for my team and to assist as well. Why not win trophies with the team? I’m very confident and looking forward to it. There are still some things to work on. That’s why I’m training all the time. It will come. I’m not 100 per cent fit but it’s pre-season so I’m OK with that. It will come.”

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