Reds close in on Saints star

Southampton forward Sadio Mane will have a medical at Liverpool on Monday after a £30million fee was agreed between the clubs.

Southampton: Reds close in on Saints starSouthampton: Reds close in on Saints star

The 24-year-old will arrive on Merseyside on Monday to undergo his physical examination and discuss personal terms and, providing there are no hitches, a deal is likely to be concluded by Tuesday or Wednesday.

Mane, who scored 11 league goals last season, will become manager Jurgen Klopp’s fourth signing after agreeing deals for midfielder Marko Grujic, centre-back Joel Matip and goalkeeper Loris Karius.

He is the fifth player in the last three seasons to swap St Mary’s for Anfield after Dejan Lovren, Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne all made the same move to the north-west.

Mane will become Liverpool’s third most expensive signing after Andy Carroll (£35million) and Christian Benteke (£32.5m), whose own future at the club has been cast into further doubt by this latest deal.

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