Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane reportedly made contact with Sadio Mane earlier this window over a sensational transfer from Liverpool.
The Senegalese international, who scored twice in the Reds penalty shootout Super Cup victory over Chelsea on Wednesday night in Istanbul, has been linked (fairly spuriously) with a move to the Spanish capital throughout the summer transfer window.
And, according to a report from French publication Soccer Link, as relayed by Get French Football News
And, apparently, Mane was sufficiently convinced by that phone conversation to join the Spanish side. However, Florentino Perez was not similarly enchanted by the 27-year-old winger, especially after getting out the cheque book for Eden Hazard and Rodrygo already this summer.
Along with Perez's indifference, it is understood that Liverpool
This comes after it was reported that Zidane has been left thoroughly unconvinced by new signing Luka Jovic thus far, and is even considering sending him right back on loan following his £62m transfer from Eintracht Frankfurt.
類 If you hadn't heard, Liverpool have won in Istanbul before.— 90min (@90min_Football) August 15, 2019
And is was thanks to keeper heroics in a penalty shootout. You may not have heard. pic.twitter.com/JNjBrzqaGQ