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Sadio Mane set to complete his move to Liverpool

Mane joining Liverpool
Mane joining Liverpool

Southampton forward Sadio Mane is set to undergo a medical at Liverpool, after the Reds agreed a £30m fee for the Senegal international.

Widespread reports suggest the 24-year-old will arrive on Merseyside on Monday to undergo his physical examination and discuss personal terms.

Providing there are no hitches a deal is likely to be concluded by Tuesday or Wednesday.

Mane, who scored 11 league goals last season, will become manager Jurgen Klopp's fourth signing after agreeing deals for midfielder Marko Grujic, centre-back Joel Matip and goalkeeper Loris Karius.

He is the fifth player in the last three seasons to swap St Mary's for Anfield after Dejan Lovren, Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne all made the same move to the north-west.

Mane will become Liverpool's third most expensive signing after Andy Carroll (£35m) and Christian Benteke (£32.5m), whose own future at the club has been cast into further doubt by this latest deal.

Liverpool are still hoping to tie up deals for Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell and Poland midfielder Piotr Zielinski as part of their summer transfer spending.

The news comes as a blow to Southampton, who have already seen manager Ronald Koeman leave for Everton and midfielder Victor Wanyama leave for Tottenham in recent weeks.

USA national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has been linked with a moved to take over as the next Saints manager, with departed Ajax boss Frank De Boer also mentioned as a possible candidate for the role.