This week it was revealed by The Anfield Wrap podcast that Liverpool are interested in signing Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur this offseason. Since then, media outlets have picked up on the story.
Kane would be a replacement for Sadio Mane, if the winger decides to move onto Bayern Munich — and Die Roten meet Liverpool’s asking price.
Liverpool have already signed Fabio Carvalho from Fulham, but the youngster may need time to settle at Anfield after making the step up from the Championship. The Reds have already stated that Mane will not be sold for less than their asking price, which is £42.5 million.
Some reports claim Bayern Munich are willing to pay around £25m for Mane this summer as Robert Lewandowski wants to join Barcelona. Liverpool are unwilling to let Mane go for less than the asking price and would keep hold of him until the end of the 2022-23 season. Like Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, Liverpool see the three players as more valuable right now than selling them and rebuilding the squad right away.
In addition, hanging onto the players for another season and risking the chance that they walk away for free could be beneficial to the club. Salah, Firmino, or Mane could all do a U-turn and remain at Anfield.
Money is not the motivation for the club after bagging a cool £93m from the Champions League in 2021-22. Moreover, Liverpool took home £159.8m for finishing second in the Premier League.
For years, the Reds sold the likes of Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho to bring in money to build a Premier League title-winning and Champions League-winning squad. Liverpool now have that and with the prize money won, the club can maintain the squad without making significant transfer sales.