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Salah talks about the contract again
“What I can say is that there’s a lot people don’t know about it,” he said.
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“I can’t be selfish and talk about my situation. We’re in the most important period for the team, so I just have to talk about the team, focus on what’s happening with the team and that’s the most important thing.
“That’s all I can say. Hopefully we’ll be more optimistic and see what happens. I can’t say yes, I can’t say no but I’ve said many times before. what I want.
“But again, I can’t go into my contract now because it’s a very sensitive situation. The team have to win and I can’t just go into the news and just talk about my contract. I’m just focusing on the team, and that’s it.”
Salah also insisted that his contract talks don’t influence his performance, explaining that his only goal is to win trophies.
Contract agreement ‘closed’
Salah, according to Football Insiderare “close” to reaching an agreement with Liverpool on an extension.
They report that a compromise is approaching and that Salah is preparing to accept a “huge” package, but less than half a million pounds a week than he would originally have asked for.
Salah always insisted he wasn’t asking for ‘crazy’ things and it wasn’t about money, but it seems the financial package wasn’t enough for his representatives.
His negotiating position has always been quite poor given the lack of viable clubs he could join and Liverpool have always been well aware of their position within world football.
Jude Bellingham Race
Manchester City have ‘entered the race’ for Liverpool transfer target Jude Bellingham, according to Spanish media FilesTransfermarkt value him at just over £67m.
Manchester United are also reportedly interested in Bellingham, but it seems highly unlikely that he will go to Old Trafford. Pep Guardiola’s side are a much more realistic ‘threat’ if indeed Liverpool decide they can afford the 18-year-old.
The teenager is contracted to Borussia Dortmund until 2025 meaning he would cost a huge amount of money – at least as much as the £72m Jadon Sancho was signed for – and the team from the Bundesliga would prefer to keep him for another year.