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Real Madrid prepare sensation deal to swap Marco Asensio for Liverpool star Sadio Mane

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Spanish giants Real Madrid are preparing to offer Liverpool the chance to sign forward Marco Asensio – but want Sadio Mane in return, according to reports. 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is known to be a big fan of £85 million-rated Asensio, who scored 6 goals in 44 appearances last season for Madrid. The Reds have been linked with him in the past too.

Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is willing to let Asensio go as part of his overhaul of the squad this summer. He is known to rate Mane and sees him as a potential part of a front three next season.

However, whether Klopp would be willing to let Mane go – he scored 22 goals in 36 Premier League appearances last season – is another matter.

Real Madrid reignite interest in Liverpool forward Sadio Mane

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Spanish giants Real Madrid are set to launch a renewed bid to sign Liverpool star Sadio Mane this summer following Zinedine Zidane’s reappointment as manager, according to reports. 

Zidane is a big fan of the 26-year-Old forward and was interested in signing him last year – with some reports in France saying that a deal in principle had been agreed – before the Frenchman quit the Madrid hotseat and the deal was scrapped.

But France Football has reported that Zidane wants to try again to sign Mane this summer.

Mane has been in sparkling form in recent weeks, scoring 11 goals in his last 11 games and is a crucial part of Liverpool’s games and feared front three. He is also only one goal behind the Premier League’s top scorer Sergio Aguero.

However, Liverpool will be unwilling to lose one of their top stars and will likely put up a strong fight to keep hold of him.

Mane only signed a new deal in November 2018, which ties him to the Anfield club until 2023.

All this, and that at 26 Mane is moving into the peak years of his career, means that it will likely take a bid of more than £100 million to even tempt the Reds into selling.

Mane is just the latest Premier League star to be linked with Real in recent weeks. With a major revamp of the squad expected in the summer, names such as Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen have already been mentioned as possible targets for Zidane.

Liverpool striker Sadio Mane reportedly agrees to join Real Madrid

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Liverpool striker Sadio Mane has reportedly agreed to join Real Madrid – but the deal is in doubt after manager Zinedine Zidane left the club.

Mane, 26, impressed many across Europe with his performances for Liverpool alongside Mo Salah and Roberto Firminho. He scored 20 goals in all competitions last season, including one in the Champions League final.

France Football has reported that Mane has agreed terms to join Real, with Zidane keen to sign him. But with the Frenchman standing down last week, the deal is now in doubt, and at least in hold until a new manager is in place.

It has also been reported that a transfer fee has not yet been agreed, which could be another stumbling block. Liverpool would want top dollar for Mane – at least £50-75 million – to part with one of their stars.

However, Real have not indicated when they expect to appoint a new man, so this may take some time to resolve.

All the factz on Crystal Palace v Liverpool, including which TV channel its on

 

The early kick-off in the Premier League today sees struggling Crystal Palace take on Champions League-chasing Liverpool at Selhurst Park. The match kicks off at 12.30pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Liverpool won 1-0 earlier in the season, with Sadio Mane netting the winner.
* Liverpool have won 15 of their last 22 PL matches, losing just two.
* The Eagles have won 3 matches in 2018, losing 5 and drawing two.
* Palace have lost all 9 matches in which Wilfried Zaha hasn’t played in.
* Mo Salah has scored in 20 matches this season – if he scores again he will equal the 38-game record, held jointly by Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin van Persie.

Liverpool forward Mohammad Salah wins African Footballer of the Year Award

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Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohammad Salah has been named African Footballer of the Year, ahead of his Premier League team-mate Sadio Mane.

Salah has been in scintillating form for the Reds this season, and is the Premier League’s leading scorer this season with 13. He had also had a stellar 2016/17 season with Roma in Serie A, being named their Player of the Season after finishing as the club’s top goalscorer with 15 goals in all competitions (14 in Serie A) and six assists. This caught the eye of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who paid a then club-record fee of £36 million to bring him to Anfield.

The 25-year-old also played a key role in Egypt qualifying for their first World Cup since 1990, scoring 5 goals in their qualification campaign, including both goals in the decisive 2–1 victory over Congo, one of which was a penalty in the last minute.

Senegalese striker Mane, who was a key player for Liverpool in the 2016/17 season and also helped his national team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, was second. Borussia Dortmund and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was third, ahead of Chelsea and Nigeria wing-back Victor Moses and RB Leipzig and Guinea midfielder Naby Keita.