Liverpool have told Real Madrid the massive fee they want for Mohamed Salah, while Philippe Coutinho believes the Reds have two big names lined up to replace him, according to Monday’s European papers.
LIVERPOOL DEMAND MASSIVE FEE FOR SALAH
Liverpool have responded to claims of Real Madrid interest in Mohamed Salah by slapping a massive fee on the Egyptian sensation, according to reports in Spain.
The former Roma star has netted 32 times already this season leading to claims he is on Real Madrid’s summer shopping list as they look to remodel their attack.
Spanish outlet El Confidencial claim Real have made enquiries for the player and have been informed through an intermediary how much Salah will cost them.
And Liverpool won’t let the player leave on the cheap, reportedly telling the Spanish giants they want £160m (€180m) for the winger to leave Anfield.
Salah is seen as the ideal replacement for Gareth Bale, who is expected to leave the Bernabeu this summer and has, ironically, been linked with a move to Merseyside.
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ENRIQUE GETS CHELSEA JOB
Luis Enrique has revealed that his move to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea is “practically” done, according to Don Balon.
The former Barcelona boss is said to have spoken to former player Neymar about the possibility of taking the Paris Saint-Germain job, but a move to Chelsea looks more likely according to the report.
The Mail on Sunday claimed in January that Conte will quit the club at the end of the season after growing disgruntled with the Blues’ transfer frustrations this season.
That apparently saw Chelsea begin to plan for life without the Italian, and they are believed to have looked at Massimiliano Allegri and Diego Simeone as potential replacements.
However. Enrique’s availability is reported to have swayed Chelsea and pushed him to the top of their wishlist.
Enrique won La Liga twice as well as the Champions League in three seasons with Barcelona.
AND THE REST
Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho believes his former club will sign one of Thomas Lemar or Gareth Bale as his replacement this summer (Don Balon)
Manchester United are planning a surprise £18million bid for experienced Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi this summer (RAI Sport)
Arsenal face competition to sign France Under-20 international goalkeeper Alban Lafont. Napoli are understood to be preparing an offer worth €10m, plus add-ons, while Roma are also keen on the Toulouse man (L’Equipe)
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is one of Paris St-Germain’s top summer targets (Canal+)
Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has refused to confirm if his club have completed a deal for Liverpool and Manchester United target Stefan de Vrij: “I cannot confirm something like that. I can only talk about Inter and our players.” (Mediaset)
Emre Can wants to join Real Madrid this summer, not Juventus, after the LaLiga giants identified the Liverpool man as a replacement for Luka Modric, who could, ironically, now join Juve, the Merseysiders or Arsenal (Don Balon)
Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal has refused to rule out his summer exit from Germany amid links to both Man Utd and Chelsea (Kicker)
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi will travel to Brazil in the next few days to meet Neymar and discuss his future amid claims the Ligue 1 club could relent and allow him to return to La Liga (Telefoot)
PSG could use any money generated by Neymar’s sale to make Manchester United an offer they cannot refuse for goalkeeper David De Gea (Telefoot)
Atletico Madrid captain Gabi admits Antoine Griezmann – a target for Barcelona – looks likely to leave the club this summer (Marca)
Rony Lopes could be tempted to make a return to Manchester City after making a big impact at Monaco this season with 11 goals in 39 appearances (Le 10 Sport)
Manchester City are also ready to spend £177m (€200m) to beat Real Madrid to the signing of Harry Kane this summer (Diario Gol)
Real Madrid have drawn up a four-man striker wishlist to replace Karim Benzema, with Kane at the top, followed by Mohamed Salah, then Mauro Icardi and finally Paulo Dybala. The signing of Salah would mean Cristiano Ronaldo operating as an out-and-out centre forward next season (Diario Gol)
Sevilla defender Clement Lenglet believes his side are ‘ready’ to take on Manchester United in their Champions League last 16 tie (Cope Sevilla)
Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has completed a training session ahead of Wednesday night’s tie with Chelsea and could make the bench despite struggling with a hamstring injury (Mundo Deportivo)
Juventus are closing in on the signing of Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin as they seek a long-term replacement for Stephan Lichtsteiner (Mundo Deportivo)
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina is set to undergo medical with AC Milan on Monday ahead of a summer switch to the San Siro (Sky Italia)
Former Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has refused to rule out becoming Italy manager (Radio Anch’io)