He was among Liverpool’s stand-out performers last season, netting 23 times as Juergen Klopp’s side secured the domestic cup double and narrowly missed out on the league title to Manchester City.

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Mane won six trophies in all following his 34 million pounds switch from Southampton in June 2016, forming a potent attacking trio with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

Klopp last month hailed Mane as “world class” and likened him to a “machine” but the player, eager for a new challenge, reportedly declined a new contract.

Mane was Klopp’s first major signing after taking over as the German set about revitalising the club to take them back to the top after years of underwhelming results.

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The Senegal international’s arrival proved to be transformative as his blend of pace, trickery and work off the ball guided Liverpool to Champions League qualification in his very first season.

Mane will become Bayern’s third signing of the close season following the arrivals of Ajax Amsterdam duo Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazrouai.

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