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Bayern Munich star Sadio Mane opens talks with Al-Nassr

Sadio Mane’s disappointing adventure at Bayern Munich is nearing an unsatisfactory end, with a Saudi Pro League move waiting around the corner.

According to The Athletic, Mane’s representative held talks with Al-Nassr sporting director Goran Vucevic at the Pine Cliffs Hotel in Portugal to understand the feasibility of a deal.

Mane is part of Thomas Tuchel’s pre-season squad currently stationed in Portugal, but his future at the Allianz Arena is uncertain following an underwhelming first season.

Bayern paid Liverpool £35 million to sign the 31-year-old last summer, hoping his arrival could fill the void left by Robert Lewandowski’s switch to Barcelona.

The former Southampton forward joined the Bavarians after a trophy-laden six-year stint at Anfield, carrying a reputation as one of the world’s best attacking players.

He was a fundamental piece of a formidable attacking trio, alongside Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, that helped Jurgen Klopp shape the most successful Liverpool era in the 21st century.

Mane has failed to find his feet at Bayern, tallying only seven goals in 25 Bundesliga outings, not to mention his infamous physical conflict with fellow teammate Leroy Sane in April.

Despite offering his sincere apology to the ex-Manchester City ace, the Senegal international, who opened up on the incident last month, may not share the dressing room with Sane next season.

Keen to complete a long-standing pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, Bayern have named a €20m asking price for their unsettled superstar to raise funds for the Englishman’s signing.

Mane was part of Tuchel’s line-up that humbled amateur team FC Rottach-Egern 27-0 earlier this week in what could turn out to be his final appearance for the Bundesliga champions.

After landing Cristiano Ronaldo last winter, Al-Nassr have added two more household names to their squad this summer as Marcelo Brozovic and Seko Fofana moved in from Inter Milan and Lens, respectively.

It seems they’re unwilling to put the brakes on their European raid just yet.

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