Manchester United have launched a surprise bid to sign Southampton winger Sadio Mane.
Press Association Sport understands United made a bid for the Senegalese 23-year-old last week.
Mane enjoyed a successful year at Southampton last term but United’s interest in the player was unknown until now.
Southampton signed Mane from Red Bull Salzburg last summer for £10million.
In his first year at Saints he scored 10 goals in 34 appearances, including the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history in the 6-1 win over Aston Villa.
The news comes hot on the heels of Chelsea leapfrogging Manchester United in their attempts to sign Pedro from Barcelona.
SEE MORE: Read Southampton’s 2015/16 season preview.
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