Gossip: Madrid circle £500k Salah amid contract standoff

Date published: Tuesday 26th October 2021 5:46 - Editor F365

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah wants a big old contract and Real Madrid are well aware…

 

CIRCLING SALAH
Mohamed Salah is rumoured to want between £450,000-a-week and £500,000-a-week to remain a Liverpool player. Talks are reportedly ongoing as the Reds attempt to persuade the Egyptian to lower his wage demands.

To call it an impasse is perhaps going too far – there is no reason to suggest the deal won’t be agreed. The player, agent and club are just angling for the best deal, and why wouldn’t they?

But the longer it goes without Salah committing his future, the greater the rumours will be of an Anfield exit. And let’s face it, there’s only one place Salah can and will go if he’s to leave Liverpool – Spain.

Fichajes journalist Ekrem Konur says as much, claiming Real Madrid are ‘monitoring the situation and will make an offer to him if Liverpool can’t sign the new contract’.

 

A NEW DE JONG
Frenkie De Jong probably thought things would go a little differently having signed for Barcelona.

Since joining the Catalans in 2019 for £70million, he’s seen the cream of the crop leave and been part of a side that appears to be drifting slowly into obscurity – they currently sit ninth in La Liga having lost 2-1 to Real Madrid in El Clasico on Sunday. 

And he could be off to metaphorically sunnier climes, with Calciomercato claiming Manchester City and Bayern Munich are keen on the 24-year-old, whose contract at the Nou Camp runs until 2026.

Both clubs have previously shown interest, Bayern reportedly as recently as January, while City were thought to have spoken to his agent when he made the move to Barcelona from Ajax.

 

TRIO OF SOUTTARS
Spurs have reportedly joined a now three-way race to sign Stoke defender Harry Souttar.

The Australian recently signed a new deal with the Potters that lasts until 2025, but his fine performances in the Championship have caught the eye of Premier League suitors.

Football Insider claim Spurs have joined Aston Villa and Everton in tracking the Socceroo centre-back, who has started 12 of Stoke’s 14 league games this season, captaining the side in four of those games.

 

AND THE REST
Bayern put Coman up for sale… City ‘trail’ Ajax star Antony… Wolves interested in Brazilian left-back Guilherme Arana… Christensen contract stalemate at Chelsea… Donny van de Beek switches agents… Chelsea to offer Chalobah new deal… Newcastle target Nakamba.

 

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