The fact of Mohamed Salah’s contract means that the star may leave Liverpool; Arsenal double deal closed

Liverpool have growing concerns about Mohamed Salah’s contract talks and fear his departure this summer, Erling Haaland has made a huge acknowledgment of his future with Borussia Dortmund, while transfer rumors on Saturday contain news of an impressive double deal with Arsenal.

Mohamed Salah’s contract requests at Liverpool will not be met

Liverpool are in serious danger of losing Mohamed Salah this summer amid allegations that they are not ready to meet the Egyptians’ salary requirements.

Salah is now in the last 18 months of the Anfield deal, which currently pays the player around £200,000 a week.

Talks about an extension have been going on for some time – but reaching an agreement has proven difficult. Reports indicate that Salah wants a deal worth around £400,000 per week. And while Liverpool are willing to negotiate a salary increase, they simply won’t go that high.

Now, according to Daily TelegraphThe showdown shows no signs of abating and a heartbreaking summer exit may be on the cards.

Liverpool is not publicly challenging Salah over his demands. However, behind the scenes, it is hinted that they fear the worst.

Salah recently spoke about his contractual encounter with Liverpool, claiming that he “doesn’t ask for crazy things”.

He said, “I want to stay, but this is not in my hands.” GQ. “It’s in their hands. They know what I want. I don’t ask for crazy things. The thing is when you ask for something and they show you that they can give you something.”

“I’m here for the fifth year now. I know the club well. I love the fans. The fans love me. But with the management, (they were told) the situation. It’s in their hands.”

Club Sadiq amid Mohamed Salah contract talks

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp has made it clear that he wants Salah to stay.

“We know, I know, Mo wants to stay, we want Mo to stay. That’s the point where we’re at and these things take time, and I can’t change them. Sorry. But I think everything is in a good place. Nothing else to say,” he said.

“I’m very positive about this but I don’t think it makes sense to speak on behalf of the fans because I’m sure the fans are not as nervous as you.

“They’ve known the club for a long time and they’ve known the people here who deal with different things for a very long time, so I think there are enough reasons to be positive but as long as it’s not, we can’t say anything about it.

“But, good conversations – that’s what I can say.”

Liverpool are said to be chasing Porto’s Luis Diaz and Leeds’ Ravenha as a possible alternative.

Arsenal near signals from Vlahovic and Arthur

Arsenal are close to making significant progress in their efforts to sign Dusan Vlahovic, who Arsenal want to spend £58m on. (subway)

Arsenal are also in advanced talks with Juventus over a six-month loan of Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo. (daily telegraph)

Paris Saint-Germain is reopening contract talks with Kylian Mbappe in a desperate bid to keep him at the club beyond the summer. (daily telegraph)

Erling Haaland says he is being pressured by Borussia Dortmund to make a decision on his future, while a handful of top clubs prepare to move. (Watchman)

Antonio Conte refuses to offer any guarantees about his future with Tottenham and says he is only focused on the present. (Watchman)

It looks like Vlahovic will end up staying at Fiorentina this month as all the suitors struggle to find the £58m needed to sign the coveted striker. (the sun)

Ronaldo injury fears for a UTD man

Cristiano Ronaldo Man United

Cristiano Ronaldo appears in doubt early due to injury and may miss Manchester United’s clash with Aston Villa after leaving training early on Friday with a thigh injury. (the sun)

Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi is undergoing intensive English classes and appears likely to become the next manager of Manchester United. (the sun)

Ronaldo is said to be “baffled” by his Manchester United teammates’ poor attitude toward coaching. (the sun)

Sunderland are planning to meet striker Jermain Defoe, who is now a free agent after leaving Rangers this week. (the sun)

Pape Gueye has been banned from all football matches pending an investigation into the mysterious circumstances of his move to Marseille from Watford in 2020. (Daily Mail)

Burnley chase Andy Carroll

Former Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll 2021

Burnley are preparing to move to former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll as a replacement for Chris Wood. The 33-year-old will be available on a free transfer at the end of January. (daily Mail)

Wolves are willing to listen to offers from defender Willie Boley, while he is likely to return from a calf injury next month. (daily Mail)

Tanguy Ndombele is training alone after a big call from Antonio Conte looks set to lead to his departure from Tottenham. (daily Mail)

Former Burnley owner Mike Garlick could regain control of the club if they fail to avoid relegation to the Championship. This is possible due to a clause in the deal that made him sell 13 months ago. (daily Mail)

Jurgen Klopp is hoping goalkeeper Loris Karius can find a new club and leave Anfield this month. (daily Mail)

And more transmission chatter

Newcastle and Watford are vying for the signature of highly-rated Nantes striker Ludovic Blass. (Daily Star)

Sheffield United striker Les Mousset must lose weight if he is to return to first-team plans. (daily mirror)

Real Madrid is planning an exciting raid on Barcelona for Liverpool’s goal Ronald Arrojo. (daily mirror)

Rangers are still studying whether to raise a transfer fee to Hearts for defender John Soutar and secure his signature this month. (daily log)

Arsenal are ready to recall young midfielder Miguel Aziz from his loan spell with Portsmouth after concerns over the number of minutes he has spent. (daily expression)

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