Liverpool transfer news: Salah prefers to move to the English Premier League if he does not agree to a new deal

Sadio Mane Keen to secure stay away from Liverpool – But his teammate and fellow attacker Mohamed Salah He’s not going anywhere this summer, regardless of whether he signs a new contract.

The prolific Egyptian international intends to reject any attempts to keep him away from Anfield during the upcoming transfer window. He is fully committed to Jurgen Klopp’s squad in 2022-23 and insists his head is not turned by any of the European heavyweights.

However, after next summer, Salah’s future is increasingly uncertain. Unless the 29-year-old receives a significantly improved offer from Liverpool, he will leave as a free agent at the end of next season. In this scenario, Salah would prefer to stay in Premier League Instead of going abroad.

This off-season is pivotal in the context of Salah’s career.

Liverpool’s owners insist they want to retain the services of the Football Writers’ Association’s top footballer, but the clock is ticking as he prepares to enter the last 12 months of the contract he signed in the summer of 2018.

the athlete He understands that Mike Gordon, president of Fenway Sports Group, rather than outgoing sporting director Michael Edwards or his successor Julian Ward, has been leading discussions with Salah’s agent, Rami Abbas.

However, there have been no face-to-face talks since December, when Dubai-based Abbas traveled to Miami to meet Gordon. During those negotiations, it became apparent that there was a huge discrepancy between what one party wanted and what the other was willing to give. A revised set of requests was later submitted via email but the showdown continued through the second half of the season.

The exact numbers involved are still unclear. Contracts at Liverpool are complex with a full range of rewards linked to individual and team performance. They also have a wage structure that owners are reluctant to break. Salah , Virgil van Dijk And Tiago is in the highest income bracket.

Sources close to the player insist that what was actually offered to Salah amounted to a 15 per cent increase in his salary under his current terms, which they felt did not value his place in world football.

After evaluating what other elite players earn across the European game, they believe the wages he seeks at Liverpool will make him the sixth best footballer on the planet. Earlier this season, Salah himself insisted he’s not asking for “crazy things”.

Salah, who has scored 156 goals in 254 games since his £43.9m move from Roma to Roma in the summer of 2017, turns 30 in two weeks but equaled his second best ever return in a season with 31 goals. All competitions where Liverpool won the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup before narrowly losing the Premier League and Champions League Glory. He’s also incredibly durable – making more than 50 appearances for the club a season during his five years on Merseyside.

Participate with the Golden Boot in the English Premier League TottenhamSon Heung-min scored 23 goals and took the award for best assists after making 13. He is happy in Liverpool and settled in Cheshire with his wife Magi and daughters Makka and Kayan. But he wants a contract that he believes represents his importance and value to a team that challenges to win the biggest trophies in European football.

There has been speculation that the length of the potential extension is a stumbling block. but, the athlete He knew that Salah would be willing to sign a new two-year agreement if the terms were right. He is not looking for a guarantee of a four-year contract. He is a model professional and is convinced that he will continue to perform at the highest level until his mid-30s.

As Liverpool prepare to launch another attempt to compromise with Salah and avoid the possibility of the problem continuing into next season, new sporting director Ward will be tasked with arranging a replacement for Mane.

The Senegal international, who has reached his final year like Salah, wants to pursue a new challenge after six years at Anfield. Bayern Munich is the favorite, but Liverpool are ready to play hard ball. They want around €50m (£42.5m) instead of the €30m (£25.5m) being touted in Germany.

Liverpool presented their summer plans to buy a striker Luis Diaz When they completed a £50m transfer for the Colombia international in January. However, Mane is likely out – along with the striker Divock Origi joining AC Milan As a free agent – means that the team area will need more reinforcement.

The club is also expecting a lot of interest in him Takumi Minamino, who was the top scorer in the domestic cup last season but then did not participate in the Wembley final and found his chances in other tournaments limited, as he started only one match in the English Premier League. Bought from Red Bull Salzburg for £7.25m in January 2020, the Japan international is valued at around £17m. Inter Milan and Leeds United They showed interest earlier.

Seniors at Anfield held talks about a potential free-agent deal for Kylian Mbappe earlier this year, but it soon became clear they couldn’t make the numbers work financially. Penalties are now straight between staying at PSG and joining Real Madrid after the expiration of his contract. He chose the first French international.

Where Liverpool’s turn now will be intriguing.

They have previously shortlisted the likes of Canada international Jonathan David and Jarrod Bowen From West Hamwho had just taken his first oldest year England call up. They need to be bold looking at it Manchester Already strengthened the team that beat them to the title last season with the signing of Borussia Dortmund Striker Erling Haaland.

Erling Haaland, left, heads to Manchester City but Liverpool are interested in Dortmund teammate Judd Bellingham, right (Getty Images)

One of the new offensive options that Klopp will have in 2022-23 is Fabio Carvalho. The talented teen will officially join the club on July 1st. Liverpool will pay the price Fulham £5 million, with another £2.7 million to be pursued in add-ons. The West Side of London also has a 20 per cent sale clause.

Liverpool see Carvalho as capable of playing across the front line in addition to his advanced role in midfield. They have no intention of loaning him. Harvey Elliottwho played youth football alongside Carvalho with Fulham, is convinced he will prove to be a major asset.

As well as Salah and Mane, Roberto FirminoAnd the Naby Keita And the Alex Oxlade Chamberlain Also approaching the final year of their contracts.

Firmino is eager to stay, despite losing his spot as a regular starter after the effects of Diogo Jota And now Diaz. “I’m very happy here,” said the 30-year-old Brazilian. “I am grateful to God that I am here to play for a great club with great players, and to win titles. And my will is to stay.”

Liverpool are hopeful of agreeing an extension with Keita, while Oxlade-Chamberlain’s future depends on whether he pushes for a transfer. Previous Arsenal The man did not play football for a minute in the final two months of the season after losing his fortunes. The club will listen to the offers.

Klopp said before the Champions League final last weekend that every player knows exactly where he is.

vice captain James Milner, who became a free agent this summer, is currently considering whether to stay at Anfield for one year with great motivation or follow through with a move that will ensure him more regular procedures. The 36-year-old is not short of options.

Liverpool will be looking to strengthen their midfield.

Judd Bellingham is widely admired but there is an acceptance that the 18-year-old England international could be hard to come by this summer given that Dortmund are already losing Haaland. It would take more than £80m. Monaco’s Aurelien Chuamini, 22, has been widely revealed but Liverpool believe he is destined to join Real Madrid, with Paris Saint-Germain Also anxious.

Loris Karius He will surely leave freely as the goalkeeper tries to revive his faltering career.

Nat Phillips and Nico Williams Ben DaviesAnd the Ben WoodburnSheyi Ojo and Sepp van den Berg both completed loan periods in the tournament or Scottish Premier League. Woodburn’s contract expired this month, while it’s hard to see any other player making his way into Klopp’s plans for next season.

The values ​​of both Philips and Williams have been enhanced by their remarkable contributions in helping Bournemouth and Fulham secure automatic promotion to the Premier League. Liverpool secured a £1.5m loan fee for Phillips and another £250,000 after Bournemouth’s return to the First Division.

Ward will demand around £15m for half of the centre-half, and a similar fee to Wales international full back Williams. Liverpool is in no hurry to sell and is ready to wait until later in the window.

They are also eyeing a £4m deal for Aberdeen teenager Calvin Ramsey. The Scotland U-21 full-back will become effective Trent Alexander ArnoldThe substitute is at right-back if he falls.

There’s plenty to sort out before pre-season kicks off in Kirkby on Monday, July 4th. Not least trying to successfully finish Salah’s saga and avoid the uninteresting possibility of losing him to nothing in 12 months’ time to a rival.

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