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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah a £200 million transfer target Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris St-Germain

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Liverpool are facing a battle to hold on to leading scorer Mohamed Salah this summer as European giants are lining up to try and poach him – potentially for a world record £200 million fee.

Real Madrid, Paris St-Germain and Barcelona are all reportedly keen on signing the Egyptian, who has scored 37 goals in 43 appearances for club and country this season, according to a report in The Sun.

Salah, 25, has been compared to Argentina great Lionel Messi recently – he has also scored more goals than him this season – for his performances for Liverpool. In his most recent match, he scored 4 goals against Watford.

In the current transfer market, it is thought it may take a world record fee – the current mark was set by PSG last summer when they paid Barcelona £198 million for Neymar – to prise Salah from Liverpool. Selling him for that much would be a huge return on the £34.3 million the Reds paid Roma last summer for him.

However, every player has a price, as Liverpool proved when they accepted Barcelona’s £145 million bid in January for Brazilian forward Philippe Coutinho, having rebuffed several previous offers from the Spanish side.

Should Liverpool take the money – and it is surely speculation at the moment – they would have enormous spending power, given that they still have about £70 million left in the kitty from the Coutinho deal.

Of course, if Salah went to Real, it would mean they would drop their interest in Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Tottenham striker Harry Kane. But then that might mean one of Europe’s other giants would come in for them.

Whatever happens, it seems like this summer will be another one of frenetic transfer activity.

Real Madrid plotting move to tempt Neymar from Paris St-Germain

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Spanish giants are planning to make a move for Paris St-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar this summer, and may sell some of their existing stars to fund the move.

Neymar only moved to PSG from Barcelona last summer in a world-record £200 million move. It is thought that Real would have to break that record to stand any chance of signing him – and that’s before adding in things like wages and agents fees.

Sources say that Real are confident of doing a deal for the 25-year-old. There have been reports that Neymar isn’t entirely happy in Paris and some PSG fans have jeered him this season. He may also want to return to Spain and a league that is more competitive.

However, PSG are unlikely to want to sell, and, given the enormous wealth of their owners, have no need to.

It is thought that there will be significant transfer activity at Real in the summer, as this season has seen the side under-achieve so far – they are 4th in La Liga currently – and some of its star players haven’t lived up to their reputation.

If Real do make a move for Neymar, several players could be on their way out, including winger Gareth Bale, striker Karim Benzema, goalkeeper Keylor Navas and midfielder Luka Modric as Real’s bosses seek to refresh the squad.

Real are looking for at least one marquee signing in the summer as they look to re-assert themselves at the top of world football, having been trumped by PSG last summer with their £200 million deal for Neymar, and loan signing of Kylian Mbappe, which will lead to a 165 million transfer this summer.

Real are also said to be interested in bringing Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane to the Bernabeau, although that could take a world record bid to achieve, as Spurs’ chief executive Daniel Levy has stated that the player is not for sale. But any move would be shelved if a deal for Neymar were to materialize.

Paris St-Germain and Manchester United on alert after Cristiano Ronaldo told he can leave Real Madrid

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Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been told he can leave Real Madrid in the summer, with European giants Paris St-Germain and Manchester United as possible destinations.

Apparently, relations between Ronaldo and Real president Florentino Perez have deteriorated badly in recent months, with wage demands a key part of that, according to a report on Yahoo Sports. As a result, if the right offer comes in, Ronaldo could be allowed to go. He has a symbolic euro1 billion release clause, but it is thought Perez will compromise on that.

Given that Ronaldo’s fee will not be cheap – and add in signing-on fees and wages – the Portuguese star will be out of the financial league of all but a very few clubs.

One of those clubs is Qatar-owned PSG, who have a long-standing interest in Ronaldo and also have the sort of ambition that matches the player’s.

Manchester United would also be interested – they have made inquiries about bringing him back to Old Trafford before. Of course, United have the added pull of that is where Ronaldo made his name, and he has previously had a good working relationship with manager Jose Mourinho.

Ronaldo’s dispute with Perez is thought to stem from the latter apparently reneging on a promise to improve the former’s pay deal. Ronaldo is apparently unhappy that after winning his 5th Balon d’Or and helping Madrid to a La Liga, Champions League and World Club Cup treble, his basic wage – a mere euro£48 million gross per year – is less than that of Lionel Messi at Barcelona and Neymar at PSG.

Not only that, but Ronaldo has been investigated by Spanish tax authorities, and his form for Real this season has been below his usual – admittedly sky-high – standards.

Should Ronaldo go, it could lead to Madrid making a move for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, who is valued at £200 million.

All the factz on Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur including which TV channel its on

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Only one match in the Premier League today, and it sees Southampton take on Tottenham Hotspur. Both sides need a win today, but for different reasons – Spurs in their pursuit of a Champions League spot and Saints to escape the relegation zone.

The match kicks off at 4pm and it is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Spurs won the reverse fixture 5-2, thanks to a hat-trick from Harry Kane and goals from Dele Alli and Son Hyung-Min.
* Saints are without a win in 10 PL matches (5 defeats).
* Spurs have won 4 of their last 5 PL matches, including their last 2 away matches.
* Harry Kane needs two more goals to reach a century of PL strikes.
* Southampton and Spurs last played out a goalless draw in January 2001 – they have met 20 times since in all competitions.

All the factz you need on Tottenham Hotspur v Everton, including which TV channel its on

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In the late kick-off in the Premier League today, Tottenham Hotspur host Everton at Wembley. It kicks off at 5.30pm and is live on BT Sport 1. Here are the factz you need to know for this match.

* Spurs are in form, gaining 16 points from their last 7 matches (5 wins) – second only to Manchester City (obviously)
* Everton haven’t won in 5 PL matches.
* Spurs haven’t been beaten in 10 matches at Wembley (6 wins). So much for that being a handicap this season…
* Everton’s new signing Cenk Tosun has already scored 14 goals this season at previous club Besiktas.
* Everton haven’t won in their last 10 attempts against Spurs – they’ve suffered 5 defeats on that run.