St Mary’s boss Ronald Koeman is growing used to seeing his side raided by Premier League sides with the likes of Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Rickie Lambert, Calum Chambers, Luke Shaw, Morgan Schneiderlin and Nathaniel Clyne having left the south-coast side over the past 18 months and Mane may be the next to follow suit.
Mane netted 10 Premier League goals in his debut season at Southampton and has continued that fine form in 2015/16, most recently putting in a Man of the Match display during his side’s 3-1 win away at Chelsea, during which the speedy attacker netted.
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Louis van Gaal could well do with a fresh option in the final third with Wayne Rooney struggling for goals and Memphis Depay yet to make a consistent impact.
Fortunately teenage wonderkid Anthony Martial has been in fine form since his move to Old Trafford from AS Monaco, helping to keep Louis van Gaal’s side well in the Premier League title race.