Transfer: Salah confirms commitment to Liverpool, Mane still in doubt

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As Liverpool Football Club prepares to face Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League, Mohamed Salah has confirmed that he would be at Liverpool next season.

However, his African compatriot, Sadio Mane, is yet to commit his future to the Merseyside club.

Mane said he would reveal his future after the Champions League final this weekend.

The two players are out of contract next summer and have been linked with moves away from Liverpool, although Premier League Golden Boot joint-winner Salah has repeatedly said publicly he would like to remain at Anfield beyond his current deal.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final, Salah said in a press conference: “In my mind, I don’t focus on the contract. I don’t want to be selfish at all. I said two months ago it’s about the team. It’s an important week for us.

“I’m just focused on the team and winning the Champions League again. I want to see Hendo [Jordan Henderson] with the trophy in the hands and hopefully he gives it to me. I don’t want to talk about the contract now; I’m staying next season for sure, that’s clear.”

Salah has previously said that money was not the reason behind his deal nearing its conclusion.

Mane who has scored 120 goals in 268 games for Liverpool said, “This question [about my future] I will answer after Champions League. If I’m staying or not, I’m going to answer after Champions League.”

Following on from his players’ comments, manager Jurgen Klopp said the result in Paris would not affect the outcome of discussions with Salah or Mane, and said all of his players were already aware of the club’s intentions regarding their futures.

He said: “No [it will not have an effect]. Not at all. What do you mean? If we win then they will want to go now? Or… We are in talks with all the players. But no [it has not affected the players], now is not the time.

“Sometimes players have this idea, we have another, sometimes they don’t match immediately but we work together, we have known each other for ages. It’s all fine.

“It is all clear, not one of them is waiting to hear from us what we want to do.”

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich are confident they can sign Sadio Mane who has one year left on his contract with Liverpool, for less than €50m (£42.5m) this summer.

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