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Liverpool round-up: £35 million deal possible; Italian giants want midfielder; Sakho price tag puts off Palace

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Liverpool round-up: £35 million deal possible; Italian giants want midfielder; Sakho price tag puts off Palace

The Telegraph report that Liverpool are confident of completing a £35 million deal for Roma winger Mohamed Salah, despite having an initial bid of £28 million rejected by the Italians, who value the Egyptian at £40 million. If true, the winger could soon join the club and be at Anfield in time for pre-season.

Having failed to make an impression at Chelsea during his previous brief stint in the Premier League, he will certainly be hoping to have more of an impact second time around having previously rejected a move to Merseyside after choosing to work with Jose Mourinho in London instead.

However, there are doubts over the future of midfielder Emre Can after it emerged in Italian source Di Marzio that Champions League finalists Juventus have made contact with the German over a potential move, with just one year left on his existing contract at the club and talks still ongoing over a new agreement to secure his future.

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Can had a tough start to the season as he struggled for form but improved as the campaign went on and was one of the team’s key players in the closing weeks of the campaign and Jurgen Klopp is likely to want to keep him at the club long term.

 

One man who seems destined to leave the club is central defender Mamadou Sakho, but a sale could be made more difficult with the £30 million asking price too high for loan club Crystal Palace, say the Liverpool Echo, who also quote Palace chairman Steve Parish as saying:

“I think that is going to be a very difficult one for us to do. I think Liverpool want a big number for him. That is a tough one to make happen on a permanent basis. We need to look at the budgets and be realistic.”

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Having been exiled after poor behaviour in pre-season last year, Sakho impressed on loan at Selhurst Park and is likely to have several suitors though the high asking price may deter some clubs from making a move for the former Paris Saint-German captain.

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