Wednesday 19 December 2018

Football rumours from the media

The Premier League’s top-scorer is reportedly a man in demand.

Mohamed Salah is reportedly a man in demand
Mohamed Salah is reportedly a man in demand

By Press Association Sport staff

Liverpool are reportedly facing a £200 million fight to keep hold of Mohamed Salah. The Sun says Real Madrid, Paris St Germain and Barcelona are all keen on the forward, and that Jurgen Klopp would have to reject a world-record offer to keep him. The Mail reports that Liverpool have no intention of selling the 25-year-old, and are adamant he is critical to everything they are trying to achieve.

What the papers say

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Luke Shaw appears out of favour at Old Trafford

The future of Manchester United’s Luke Shaw continues to be the topic of speculation, with the Mirror reporting that he is determined to quit this summer after being publicly criticised by manager Jose Mourinho. The Daily Mail says Chelsea are ready to offer him a way out, having missed out on signing the 22-year-old left-back when he joined United in 2014. The paper claims City, Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham could also join the race if the England international decides to leave Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, United are preparing to bid for Hector Bellerin, according to the Mirror, but Juventus remain the favourites to land the Arsenal right-back. The Mirror suggests United have made discreet enquiries about the 23-year-old, whose contract at the Emirates runs until 2023.

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Wilfried Zaha could be heading for Tottenham

Tottenham are looking to entice Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha to the club, according to the Mail. The paper reports that Spurs will offer £40million for the winger – but Palace will argue he is worth more.

Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey has caught the eye of Manchester United manager Mourinho, according to the Daily Star. The paper says Mourinho is understood to see Ramsey’s style as something that could help lift his team.

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Players to watch

Ryan Sessegnon: The Fulham star is said to have caught the eye of Manchester United. The club have sent scouts to watch the 17-year-old left-sided player in their last three Championship matches, according to the Sun.

Bernd Leno: Arsenal are reportedly gearing up for a £25million move for the Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper. The Sun says the 26-year-old has been identified by the club as Petr Cech’s successor. Liverpool and Napoli are also said to be interested in the German.

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