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Real Madrid plot shock bid for Liverpool striker Mo Salah

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Spanish giants Real Madrid are considering making an attempt to sign Liverpool striker Mo Salah this summer in a £175 million deal, according to reports. 

Salah has enjoyed another productive season with the Reds, capped by scoring in their 2-0 Champions League title win over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

After scoring more than 50 goals in the past two seasons, Salah is coveted by top teams in Europe and it is no surprise that Madrid are interests.

Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is planning a major squad overhaul this summer after a mediocre 2018/19 season by their standards. Reports from AS in Spain suggest that Salah is on the radar.

This speculation has been fuelled when Salah gave a non-committal answer over his future after the Champions League final, saying that now was not the time to talk about it.

Madrid tried to sign Salah last season but were rebuffed. If they come in with a bid it would have to take something like £175 million – which would be the second biggest transfer fee in history – to tempt Liverpool.

However, even that might not be enough. The Reds are under no pressure to sell, and boss Jurgen Klopp would likely not countenance selling his talisman – unless Salah explicitly wanted to leave.

Other clubs, such as Bayern Munich and Manchester United May also be interested, but will face the same challenges as Madrid to do any deal.

Real Madrid plotting bid to sign Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah this summer

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Spanish giants Real Madrid are reportedly ready to test Liverpool’s resolve to keep hold of star striker Mohamed Salah this summer, according to reports. 

Real boss Zinedine Zidane is believed to want to revamp his attack. A deal for Chelsea star Eden Hazard is widely expected but now Canal+ have reported that the Frenchman wants to raid another Premier League club for their top star.

Salah has had another stellar season for Liverpool, scoring 26 goals in all competitions as the Reds finished 2nd in the Premier League and have reached the Champions League final.

Canal+ report that Zidane sees Salah as a perfect fit for a revamped forward line with his pace and movement. He would also be the sort of marquee signing that Madrid fans have been craving since Cristiano Ronaldo left last summer.

However, Liverpool will not want to let one of their biggest stars leave the club, and will be live they can hold onto him, especially if they were to beat Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final.

No transfer fee has been mentioned, but Liverpool would probably not consider anything less than £150 million for Salah.

Madrid’s quest for strikers could also hasten the departure of Gareth Bale from the Bernabeau. He has been frozen out since Zidane returned and it looks likely he will be sold to help finance acquisitions.

Luka Modric beats Cristiano Ronaldo and Mo Salah to best male player gong at FIFA awards

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Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luke Modric scooped the world’s best male player award at the Best Fifa Football Awards in London last night.

Modric, 33, beat his former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, who is now with Juventus after a £99 million summer move, and Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah to the award.

This was the first time in 11 years that one of Ronaldo and Barcelona star Lionel Messi didn’t take the award.

But Modric took the award for a year of stellar performances, where he helped Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League title and was at the heart of the Croatia side that reached the World Cup final in July – including beating England in the semi-final.

Meanwhile the best female player award was won by Brazil and Orlando Pride forward Marta.

The best men’s coach was Didier Deschamps, who guided his France side to World Cup glory in July – beating Modric’s Croatia 4-2 in the final.

Salah had some solace for missing out on the best player award by taking the Puskas award for the best goal, his strike against Everton in the Premier League at Anfield last December.

All the factz on Egypt v Uruguay at the World Cup, including which TV channel its on

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The second match in Group A at the World Cup sees Egypt take on Uruguay. Egypt’s star player Mo Salah looks to have won his race to be fit for this match – and he will go up against another two of the world’s best strikers in Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani. The match kicks off at 1pm and it is live on BBC1. Here are the factz you need to know:

* The sides have met just once before, back in 2006, when Uruguay ran out 2-0 winners.
* This is the third time Egypt have made it to the World Cup finals – they previously appeared in 1934 and 1990.
* In 1934, Egypt became the first African team to play in the finals.
* Uruguay have won the World Cup twice, but in recent years their best has been a 4th place finish on 2010.
* Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani have scored 93 international goals between them – Suarez has 52, Cavani 41.
* Cavani was the top scorer in the South American qualifying group with 10 goals.
* Mo Salah has scored 33 goals in 56 internationals for the Pharoahs but he has some way to go to become the all-time top scorer, who is Hossam Hassan with 70.
* Should Egypt keeper Essam El Hadary play, he will become the oldest man to play in the finals at 45 years and 151 days.
* Egypt aren’t in the best form – just 2 wins in their last 10 matches and 5 defeats.
* Uruguay meanwhile have won 5 of their last 10 internationals, losing 3.

Mo Salah, Harry Kane and Kevin de Bruyne lead Player of the Year nominations

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The six players on the shortlist for the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year Award have been announced.

Manchester City players make up half the list, with Kevin de Bruyne, David Silva and Leroy Sane nominated. Elsewhere, leading scorers, Liverpool’s Mo Salah and Tottenham’s Harry Kane are nominated, as well as one who stops the goals, Manchester United ‘keeper David de Gea.

Kane and Sane are also on the shortlist for the PFA Young Player of the Year Award.

Also nominated for that are Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson and winger Raheem Sterling, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford and Fulham left-back/winger Ryan Sessegnon.

Sessegnon becomes the first player to be nominated from the second tier since 1983.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House on April 22.