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Important story: Barcelona plans to pounce on Salah
Barcelona looking to make Liverpool a star Mohamed Salah Their priority is summer after getting a sponsorship deal with Spotify, writes woman.
The Blaugrana Eager to make a signature impact in a bid to return to the La Liga title competition against Real Madrid next season, they have moved the 29-year-old winger to the top of the shortlist.
Salah has just one year left on his summer deal at Anfield, and despite recent reports that his intention was to stay with Jurgen Klopp’s side, a new deal has yet to be announced. The sticking point so far is that Liverpool have not been able to agree on personal terms with the Egyptian international’s representatives.
Salah has remained one of Klopp’s best players this season, contributing 35 goals in 31 Premier League games, but it seems Barcelona will try to persuade him to move to Camp Nou if an agreement is not reached by the end of the season.
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11.28 GMT: Real Madrid knows that the Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe His future will not be announced until the Ligue 1 season ends on May 21, Mark reports.
Paris Saint-Germain concluded the league title on Saturday with a 1-1 draw with Lens, but according to Marca, Mbappe will maintain “silence and respect” for the French club until he plays his last game of the season.
Over the weekend, sources told ESPN that positive talks took place in Qatar between PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and Mbappe’s representatives regarding a contract extension.
The newspaper says that Real Madrid remains “completely calm” about the situation, and they believe they have a deal with Mbappe regardless of the constant speculation and pressure on the striker to renew it.
10.36 GMT: Paul Pogba Injured, does this mean that he is finished at Man United now?
Stewart Robson discusses Paul Pogba’s time with Manchester United after manager Ralph Rangnick confirmed Pogba’s injury at the end of the season.
09.55 GMT: Real Madrid has reached a preliminary agreement with Antonio Rudiger Sources have told ESPN that the Chelsea centre-back will move to the Bernabeu for free this summer.
Sources said the club and representatives of the Germany international are still working on aspects of the agreement, but Rudiger, 29, is now on track to sign Madrid on a four-year contract.
ESPN reported last week that Real Madrid were looking into the possibility of signing Rudiger – having distanced themselves from a deal earlier in the season – after club managers were impressed by his performance in the Champions League quarter-final match with Chelsea.
09.19 GMTChelsea manager Thomas Tuchel confirmed it Antonio Rudiger He informed him of his desire to leave the club at the end of the season.
ESPN reported on Saturday that the 29-year-old has turned down a new deal of more than £200,000-a-week with Real Madrid keen to sign the defender this summer.
When asked about Rudiger’s position on Sunday, Tuchel told Sky Sports: “Tony, the media is there. The situation is that he wants to leave the club, and he told me about it in a private conversation.
“We gave everything – me and the club – but we couldn’t fight anymore because of the procedures. Without the penalties we would have at least been able to keep fighting, but the hands are out tied. We don’t take it personally… That’s his decision.
“He’s a key figure and he’s going to stay that way until the end of the season. But he’s a disappointment. We’ll miss him so much. He gives courage in the dressing room. The kind that everyone dreads, but the kind who plays 50-55 games at a fantastic level. He’s a great defender in the last year and a half. For me, then we need to find another solution.”
08.34 GMT: Pettis Suite Joaquin He announced that he would play for another season at the club after lifting the King’s Cup title.
The Andalusian club beat Valencia on penalties on Saturday in Seville to win the Copa del Rey – Joaquin’s second title with Betis and his third cup of his career, having also won it with Valencia.
Joaquin, 40, has made 201 appearances since returning to Betis in 2015, but his deal expires this summer.
“I don’t know if I’ll spoil other plans I have but I’m sorry. I’ll keep playing for another year,” He said.
08.00 GMT: Gabriel Jesus He says it is “not the time” to talk about his future with Manchester City, but admits he would like to play more regularly.
The Brazilian striker has been linked with summer transfers to Arsenal and Juventus after finding challenging opportunities at the Etihad Stadium.
But when asked about his plans after scoring four goals in the 5-1 win over Watford on Saturday, the 25-year-old chose to remain silent.
Jesus said, “I don’t think it’s time to think about this.” “I think you expect me to say this, but it’s true, it is not the time to think about this. Now is the best moment of the season. I want to have fun, and continue to focus on my team, with my teammates fighting for the Premier League.”
Shaka Hislop says Gabriel Jesus should replace Manchester City with Arsenal if rumors of an interest in Mikel Arteta are true.
Paper Gossip (by Adam Brown)
– Manuel Neuer Set to extend his contract with Bayern Munich for two years, writes Niccolo Chira. The 36-year-old goalkeeper has been in talks with the Bundesliga in recent weeks, and the latest report indicates that he has decided to sign an extension until the summer of 2024. He has played 37 games this season, having joined the club from Schalke 04. 04 in 2011.
Aston Villa are keen to complete a double strike from Marseille in the French Ligue 1, according to a report Akram Connor. The English Premier League club is said to be interested in Boubacar Camara And Dodge Caleta Car, who have been linked with exits after this season. Camara’s contract, 22, expires at the end of the season, with the midfielder linked to Manchester United in January.
Race to sign Paulo Dybala It now appears to be between only two teams, reports Calccircato. The 28-year-old striker has been in contract negotiations with Juventus all this season, but after it was recently reported that he was ready to leave the club. BianconeriIt seems that his next destination will be either Inter Milan or Atletico Madrid.
Milan wants to confirm his signature Divock Origi By the end of the month, reports Gazzetta dello sport. The 27-year-old scored a goal after coming on as a substitute as Liverpool beat Everton 2-0 in the Premier League on Sunday. After advanced negotiations took place between his representatives and the Serie A side recently, Milan appears set to win the race for his signature. Origi will leave on a free transfer as his contract at Anfield expires this summer.
Real Betis looking to secure a signing deal Isco On a free transfer, writes Mark. The Verdblancos They are ready to make the 30-year-old attacking midfielder one of the highest-paid players in the squad if he moves from the Santiago Bernabeu, with his contract expiring in the summer. Isco has started just three league games this season for presumptive champions Carlo Ancelotti.