Liverpool closing in on Sadio Mane capture
Published 27/06/2016 | 17:21
Sadio Mane could be confirmed as one of Liverpool's most expensive signings on Tuesday after he completed his medical on Merseyside.
The 24-year-old forward underwent a series of tests and scans at the Spire Liverpool Hospital in the city before sitting down with club officials to thrash out personal negotiations.
As a result Mane's switch from Southampton will not be completed until Tuesday at the earliest, although there is a chance discussions could drag things out until Wednesday.
The transfer fee is believed to be at least £30million, which would make Mane one of the top three most expensive signings in Liverpool's history.
Currently, the Reds' record transfer is the £35million paid to Newcastle for Andy Carroll in 2011, while Christian Benteke was a £32.5m signing from Aston Villa last summer.
Senegal international Mane, who scored 25 goals in 75 appearances for the Saints, will become Jurgen Klopp's fourth signing, having already brought in centre-back Joel Matip, midfielder Marko Grujic and goalkeeper Loris Karius.
Liverpool's players who have not been involved in the European Championships are due to return for pre-season training on Saturday, with their first friendly the following Friday.