Southampton set £30 million asking price for Manchester United target Sadio Mane

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Southampton forward Sadio Mane has emerged a £30 million target for Manchester United and Manchester City, as both clubs look to reinforce their respective attacking lines for next season.

Any move for the 23-year-old has previously been rebuffed by the Saints, yet it seems they're now willing to listen to offers, according to the Mirror.

Manager Ronald Koeman said in December that not even £100 million would tempt them to part company with the Senegal forward, but it appears the Dutchman has had a change of heart.


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Koeman, 52, is willing to entertain summer bids from all willing suitors - as long as the club’s valuation is met.

Mane was axed from last weekend's victory over Swansea City which added further fuel to rumours suggesting he'll switch allegiances next campaign.

Koeman said regarding his absence: "We play a little bit different at the moment.

"We do not play with three in front, we play with two strikers and that is one reason Mane did not start. In the last few weeks he has been struggling a little bit with his performances."

A move to Old Trafford would likely prove more fruitful for Mane than one to the Eithad, given United's struggle in front of goal and desperation for new faces.

Pep Guardiola is due to take the reins from outgoing manager Manuel Pellegrini at City this summer but it’s unlikely he’ll make Mane his top target.

With that said, the Spaniard is expected to make wholesale changes and Mane offers Premier League experience.

The Senegal international has scored 13 Premier League goals since arriving at St Mary's Stadium, including the fastest ever hat-trick in the top-flight against Aston Villa in May last year.

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