Sadio Mane has reached an agreement to join Real Madrid from Liverpool, according to reports in France.
The 26-year-old has played a pivotal role in Jurgen Klopp’s attack alongside Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, scoring 20 goals in the Premier League and Champions League this season.
According to France Football, Mane is close to joining Real Madrid after agreeing terms with the Champions League holders.
But the Senegal international’s move to the Santiago Bernabeu is now in doubt due to Zinedine Zidane’s departure last week.
Mane was lined up to become Madrid’s first marquee arrival this summer but Zidane’s decision to step down as manager has complicated the deal.
France Football report that Zidane had a large input in Madrid’s decision to push for Mane but following his exit, the transfer is on hold until a new manager is in place.
The report also claims that Madrid have not yet agreed a transfer fee with Liverpool.
Madrid’s decision to press on with their efforts to sign Mane now depends on the opinion of the new manager they appoint to replace Zidane.