Mané, who was on the books with RB Salzburg at the time, caught Guardiola's eye during a friendly match with Bayern Munich and he was later told that the club had been asking questions about his availability.
"In January 2014 we had a friendly against Bayern in Salzburg, the coach was then still Pep Guardiola and we surprised them with our way of playing," Mané told Sport Bild (via Goal).
"My adviser Björn Bezemer later informed me that there was contact with Bayern after the match, but I don't think they were really interested."
Mané went on to move to the Premier League just months later when Southampton met Salzburg's asking price. He went on to make 75 appearances over two years with the Saints before moving on once again, this time to Liverpool for £34m.
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