There have been plenty of reports surrounding the future of Sadio Mane, giving fans plenty to react to.

Zinedine Zidane’s reappointment at Real Madrid sparked the rumours. The Frenchman will likely want change in the summer, thus a series of reports linking several players have emerged.

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Mane, however, is principal among them. EL Chriniguito reported Real’s interest immediately after Zidane was back in the dugout.

Similarly, France Football claims Real will make a move for Mane soon. But then there’s Guillem Balague, who says that there is no interest in the Liverpool man.

Liverpool fans have had some time to take in the Mane reports and the response is mixed.

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Twitter reacts to Mane reports

There are those who simply don’t believe Mane would be sold:

Those who are thinking about potential replacements:

 

Those who feel Real Madrid can’t afford the 26-year-old:

And those who believe something a little more nefarious is going on:

And there really may be something in that – although it’s not the only reason the reports have been spreading.

For one thing, Real Madrid are the big story right now and Mane is the in-form player. That’s a natural story.

On top of that, we’re heading into an international break. That means a lack of news, and this story is both natural and one that may have a lot of truth behind it.

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But the fact is, Real will likely wait before moving for any attacker. More than that, Liverpool don’t have any reason to sell.

This is a story that’s still in its infancy and one that we’ll have to be patient with. Perhaps things will change come the summer? There is a lot of football yet to be played, after all.