Media Digest: Manchester United’s ‘final’ bid for Mason Mount could open the door for Liverpool, while Sadio Mané isn’t ruling out a return to the Premier League.

Despite United’s improved offer, the Blues are said to value Mount at $90m (£70m/€82m), but with the 24-year-old entering the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge, the Old Trafford side feels its offer is more realistic.

Should Chelsea hold firm on their valuation, it could run the risk of losing Mount on a free transfer next summer, which could bring Liverpool back into the fold.

As per Football.London, Liverpool had done much of the groundwork to sign Mount before Manchester United emerged as favorites to sign him, but with Erik ten Hag’s side seemingly refusing to meet Chelsea’s valuation, the Reds could come back into the reckoning.

The Standard reports that should Mount fail to agree an exit this summer, he will not sign a new deal but will leave for nothing in 2024, which could then give Liverpool an opportunity to return to the equation.

Sadio Mané not ruling out Newcastle move

Former Liverpool forward Sadio Mané isn’t ruling out a move to Newcastle United this summer as his future at Bayern Munich looks uncertain.

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The former Liverpool star’s first season in Germany didn’t quite go to plan, with the 31-year-old falling out of favor towards the end of the season, as well as serving a suspension for a clash with teammate Leroy Sané.

According to the Daily Mail, Mané has been included on a seven-man transfer list by Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel, suggesting he could be on the move again just a year after leaving Anfield.

And should Newcastle come calling, it seems Mané wouldn’t be against a return to the Premier League.

Former British MEP Martin Callanan met up with Mané during an EITI International conference in Senegal, and urged him to join his boyhood club (via the ECHO).

Tweeting after the meeting, Callanan said: “I’m in Senegal speaking at the EITI conference. Honoured to meet Sadio Mane in the hotel. I couldn’t resist asking him about coming to Newcastle next season. His enigmatic reply: ‘Never say never!


Liverpool has made one move and will be making more before the summer is out, with further reinforcements beyond Alexis Mac Allister set to arrive over the next few weeks.

Behind the scenes, work is being done to ensure that the right players are brought to the club, meaning that there should be no repeat of last season’s disappointment.

Ahead of the return of the players for pre-season on July 8, it would be ideal if Liverpool could get another couple of players over the line, giving them as much time as possible to adapt ahead of the new campaign kicking off just over a month after t