According to The People, 21-year-old Mane has been watched by Newcastle’s Chief Scout Graham Carr and he was impressed with what he saw.
The Austrian club dispatched Dutch giants Ajax 6-1 on aggregate in the Round of 32 last week, with Mane himself scoring one and setting up another in their 3-1 second leg victory.
Mane has scored 25 goals in 45 league appearances in 18 months in Austria following his move from French club Metz in 2012, as well as 15 caps for Senegal and 4 goals to his name.
He most recently scored for Senegal last night in their 1-1 friendly draw with Mali and his stock continues to rise, with Salzburg’s number 10 being valued as high as £10 million.
One thing’s for sure, he can’t be as bad as Papiss Cisse! Sadio Mane – remember his name!