Real Madrid join Bayern, Liverpool and Man City in race for Sesko


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TOP STORY: Real Madrid join race for Sesko

Real Madrid have joined Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Manchester City in the race to sign the FC Salzburg striker Benjamin sesko, according to AS.

18-year-old Sesko has caught the attention of several top European clubs since being promoted to the first-team this summer. The 6-foot-4 forward has scored six goals in 14 games in all competitions this season.

The Slovenia international, who drew playstyle comparisons with the Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland, is under contract with the Austrian club until June 2026.

Madrid seek to sign Haaland, as well as the PSG forward Kylian Mbappé, as they search for a long-term replacement for a 33-year-old Karim Benzema. But Sesko would be available for a much cheaper price in January.

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09.13 BST: Valencia owner Peter Lim has no plans to sell the club and has reiterated his commitment to continue managing the LaLiga squad.

Former Valencia vice-president Miguel Zorio announced last week he had made a € 368million offer to buy Valencia from Singaporean business tycoon Lim.

But a statement from the club says: “Valencia CF is not for sale, not even part of the shareholding of its main shareholder. Peter Lim reiterates his commitment and involvement as a maximum shareholder, an example of this is the proposed capital increase which must be approved at the next Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders. Even in the event that such an offer existed, it would be rejected.

08.51 BST: In more FC Salzburg news, Liverpool and Bayern Munich fight to sign forward Karim adeyemi, says the Daily Mail.

Adeyemi, 19, has already scored 10 goals this season (including three in the Champions League) and has also scored on his senior debut in Germany.

Salzburg reportedly want him € 20million, which doesn’t seem like much given his potential.

08:30 BST: Mohamed Salah played this weekend but his contract situation at Liverpool is still unresolved as the forward has yet to make a deal to replace his existing terms which expire in June 2023.

But sources told ESPN’s Mark Ogden that his focus and dedication amid the uncertainty had further bolstered his reputation among his teammates.

Salah and his fellow attackers Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, who are all free agents at the end of the 2022-2023 season, have yet to extend their contracts, but Salah’s situation is likely to be the most difficult, sources say, with talks in progress. Classes.

The former Chelsea and Roma forward has previously refused to play down the prospect of a La Liga move, with Real Madrid and Barcelona both linked with the 29-year-old in the past, but neither side are able to recruit Salah. the next transfer windows due to financial issues at both clubs and Madrid’s main focus on signing Kylian Mbappé. Paris Saint-Germain have also been admirers of Salah in recent seasons, but the summer signing of Lionel messi seems to have closed the door to any possible movement.

Liverpool are aware of the limited options Salah have to move away from Anfield for a fee in 2022, but with the Egypt international set to turn 30 next June, sources said the club also need to consider the implications long-term commitment. deal for a player who would be in his mid-thirties when he expires.

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Julien Laurens explains why he thinks Robert Lewandowski will surpass Erling Haaland in the Bundesliga.

PAPER GOSSIP (by Danny Lewis)

– Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland have been linked with just about every biggest club in the world ahead of the summer 2022 transfer window, with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich among the most prominent in those talks. However, speaking to Sport Bild on ‘Die Lage der Liga’, Jan Aage Fjortoft suggested that the Norway international could still stay put longer than expected.

There has been a lot of talk around the € 75million release clause in his contract which goes into effect this summer, as his deal expires in 2022. While it does force the hand of the Bundesliga somewhat, Haaland is always very capable of refusing any move that comes his way. Speaking on the show, he said, “I think the Haaland team and the family don’t know where he’s going either. Because the world of football is changing. There are so many things that affect this. They don’t know where he will play in the 2021-22 season. Haaland and his team are always looking for development. And if that’s the case in Dortmund, then he will stay there. « 

– Free agent Serge Aurier is very close to joining the LaLiga Villarreal squad, as reported by L’Équipe. The Ivorian international has been without a club since being released from his contract at Tottenham Hotspur, but is reportedly already in Spain to discuss the final details of a deal with last season’s Europa League winners. Villarreal coach Unai Emery knows Aurier well, having coached him at Paris Saint-Germain in the 2016-17 campaign. « He’s a player I know and he’s free, » Emery said of Aurier after Sunday’s 2-0 win over Real Betis.  » We will see. « 

– Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso begins to question whether the star striker Dusan Vlahovic does intend to extend his contract which expires in 2023, as reported by Sky Sports Italy. The Serbia international has garnered a lot of interest from top clubs in recent months, but The Viola are doing everything possible to keep it, offering a renewal of 4 million euros per season and a release clause of 80 million euros. However, Vlahovic’s agent received higher demands than the original deal, putting doubt in the minds of Fiorentina bosses.

– Internazionale are ready to pay Ajax a transfer fee to sign the goalkeeper André Onana in January so he can settle in properly, rather than wait until the end of the season to sign him for free, according to Calciomercato. The plan is for the Cameroonian international to take over from Samir Handanovic, and while that doesn’t happen right away, the feeling is that a move to Italy could set the plug before next season. For this to happen, the Scudetto winners will have to find a new home for Ionut Radu, as well as an agreement with the champions of Eredivisie.

– The Roma seek to renew the contracts of Gianluca Mancini, Bryan Cristante and Nicolo Zaniolo, as reported by Calciomercato. All three already have agreements that run until 2024, but after Tammy Abrahamarrival and Lorenzo Pellegrini ‘s new contract, they are making a move to ensure Jose Mourinho doesn’t lose any of the trio after Roma have seen their stars leave in the past.


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