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Spanish press reports revealed that Barcelona gave the green light to 8 players to leave during the next summer transfer period in order to include Mohamed Salah.
Mohamed Salah’s contract ends in the summer of 2023 with Liverpool, and Barcelona is seeking to contract him to implement the demands of coach Xavi Hernandez, amid the failure of the Reds and the Egyptian star to reach an agreement on renewing the contract.
The English newspaper, “Daily Mail”, reported what was published by its Spanish counterpart, “AS”, regarding Barcelona’s decision to leave 8 players in order to finance the Mohamed Salah deal., according to the Championships website.
Barcelona is seeking to reduce the wage bill in the club, to help sign Mohamed Salah, in addition to Rafinha from Leeds United, and Chelsea duo, Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta.
Barcelona is seeking to give up Brazilian goalkeeper Neto, one of the team leaders, Sergi Roberto, in addition to the French duo in defense, Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti, and the young Oscar Mingueza.
In addition to this, Dutch striker Luke de Jong, talented midfielder Ricky Puig, and finally Denmark’s Martin Braithwaite.
Although Barcelona are trying to renew Roberto’s contract, talks have reached an impasse, leaving the Spanish defender’s future uncertain at the Camp Nou.
On the other hand, the Egyptian Football Association eased Liverpool’s concern about Mohamed Salah’s fitness, amid fears of a worsening injury to his foot while performing his international duty.
Liverpool fans feared that Salah was still suffering from a foot injury he suffered while playing with his club against Brighton two weeks ago, which made him sit on the bench against Arsenal, and miss the FA Cup match against Nottingham Forest.
And the English newspaper, “Mirror”, stated that the fears of Liverpool and its fans subsided after the Egyptian Federation confirmed that there were no injuries in the national team before the return match tomorrow, which means the fitness of Mohamed Salah.
Egypt are the favourites after this crucial goal in the first leg, but Senegal beat Salah in the Africa Cup of Nations final just 47 days ago, making this an interesting competition between the two best teams on the continent today.
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