Sadio Mane had an uneasy training ground reunion with Leroy Sane, with his future at Bayern Munich in doubt due to suspicions of a dispute.
The German giants have returned home after losing 3-0 to Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals.
According to Bild, tempers flared following the first-leg encounter between Sane, 27, and Mane, 31.
Mane is said to have been enraged after an on-field argument with Sane and to have hit the ex-City star in the mouth.
The purported brawl left Sane with a swollen lip, and the winger was later spotted trying to shield his face as he exited the Etihad.
Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel was seen conversing with Mane during training and making a pleading motion.
Mane could leave Bayern Munich
The Senegal international was a hero at Anfield but has been a flop in his first season with the German champions.
Sadio Mane’s £35 million move to Bayern Munich was initially viewed as one of the best bargains of the 2022 summer transfer window, as the forward turned down a contract extension at Liverpool in order to take on a new challenge at the Allianz Arena.
The former Liverpool man and Sane were also photographed awkwardly next to each other, both wearing a grim expression.
According to Sky Sports in Germany, Bayern’s decision is expected to go “beyond a fine,” implying Mane would face either a temporary suspension or permanent firing.
Tuchel’s team will have to do it all again when they host City in Munich on Wednesday.
The Premier League champions take a dominating lead thanks to goals from Rodri, Bernardo Silva, and Erling Haaland.
Tuchel, on the other hand, defended his players and claimed to have become fond of the squad he took over in March.
He told Prime Video: “Of course, the result is bitter for us.
“I fell in love with my team a little today, the way they performed. Even if it sounds strange, that was a lot of fun.
“I think our players were lacking a bit in confidence and form.”
The incident added to a tumultuous last month for Bayern, which kickstarted when the club fired manager Julian Nagelsmann at the end of March and brought in Thomas Tuchel.
Then the club was knocked out of the German Cup by Freiburg in the quarterfinals, while Tuesday’s Champions League thrashing now sees it facing another quarterfinal exit.
Bayern currently sits atop the Bundesliga with a two-point lead.