Liverpool star Sadio Mane expects quick move for Newcastle target Boulaye Dia

Sadio Mane is expecting Boulaye Dia to leave Stade Reims in the near future.

The Champions League and Premier League winning Liverpool forward has issued high praise of his Senegal international team-mate, which could influence the English sides showing interest.

The 24-year-old, who was brought into first-team plans from their feeder club, has scored eight goals in only nine league matches this season with an average of every 87 minutes.

Dia made his international debut with Senegal back in October, and has an agreement with Reims president Jean-Pierre Caillot over his future at the club following recent interest.

The Chronicle report that Brighton and Newcastle are monitoring the situation, as are Marseille.

Mane told Le 10 Sport: ”I didn't know him before, but since the start of the season I've started following him. And I'm really impressed with his qualities.

"I think he will not last there, he will not just stay in Reims believe me!"

Speaking to Top Mercato, Reims president Caillot revealed: “(Dia) could have left this summer (but) he did not leave because he did not receive the offer he wanted.

"Boulaye refused two offers, from Lokomotiv Moscow and Hellas Verona. For various reasons, he did not want to go to these clubs.

“If he stays, I would be delighted. If he has an offer that suits him and us too, I could not object because I gave him my word.”

Reims sit 17th in the table despite the goals of Dia, who told Get French Football news of his plans: “Yes, there is a little truth to the Brighton story but an agreement couldn’t be reached between the clubs.

“There were discussions but it didn’t go any further. I’d like to experience England and the Premier League – all players dream of playing in the Premier League one day, and I’m one of those players.”

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