Liverpool are reportedly close to make a move for Southampton attacker Sadio Mane.

The Senegalese midfielder joined the Saints from Red Bull Salzburg in 2014 and has scored 25 goals in 75 appearances for the Premier League outfit, including 15 times during the previous campaign.

He has been emerged as a prime summer target for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp after the manger became frustrated with efforts to convince Mario Gotze to move to Anfield.

Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for the 24-year-old, but The Sun reports, The Reds are willing to lure the player before the end of the month to Anfield.

However, It had been claimed that Saints wanted £40m for Mane, but the Merseyside outfit are believed to be launching a bid somewhere in the region of £25m.