Real Madrid could offer world-cup winning defender for Sadio Mane

The Guardian have included a report in their football transfer roundup that suggests Zinedine Zidane is so desperate to sign Sadio Mane that he’s willing to give up one of the best centre-backs on the planet to make it happen

It’s written that Zidane actually thinks Mane is more attainable than Eden Hazard, due to Chelsea’s transfer ban, and Christian Eriksen, due to Daniel Level…

But in order to persuade us into business, he’ll offer Liverpool World Cup winner Raphael Varane, who finished 7th in the Ballon d’Or last year…

If true, it shows how incredibly highly Mane is rated by the Spanish giants – but this doesn’t mean Liverpool are going to accept.

We have the best defence of any side in Europe right now. Whether Virgil van Dijk is partnered by Joel Matip, Joe Gomez or Dejan Lovren, we’re ridiculously good at the back – with Alisson between the sticks, Trent Alexander-Arnold on the right and Andy Robertson on the left.

We don’t need Varane. We do need Mane – and replacing our no.10 would be extremely difficult – bordering on impossible – even if we did have a huge lump of cash to part with.

Mane is happy with Anfield life and unlike Coutinho and Barcelona, has never professed a lifelong dream to eventually play for Real Madrid.