Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Senegalese international star Sadio Mane is the best player at Premier League leaders Liverpool this term ahead of star man Mohamed Salah.
The former Reds centre back said that he’ll pick Mane over Salah as the best Liverpool player while he was doing his punditry job on Sky Sports.
According to the Liverpool legend, the goals scored by Mane has been very important especially in the past weeks.
Sadio Mane has been the form player for Liverpool since the turn of the year.
Jamie Carragher also highlighted his opening goal during the home win over Chelsea at the weekend and how important it was in the Reds’ quest to win the Premier League title for the first time in their history.
After a goalless first half between Liverpool and Chelsea, Sadio Mane opened the scoring for the Reds with a 51st minute header off an assist from rejuvenated Reds captain Jordan Henderson.
Mohamed Salah then scored a world-class goal two minutes later to give the Reds a 2-0 lead which was maintained until the end of the game.
Mane has scored 18 goals for Liverpool in the Premier League this season as he’s just one short of topscorers Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) and Salah.
Record Transfer: Chelsea Demand £112m For Star Player
Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid are struggling to meet up with the financial demands from Premier League heavyweights Chelsea for star player Eden Hazard.
Real Madrid have made Eden Hazard their number one transfer target this summer as they attempt to rebuild their squad after a poor season.
According to the Daily Mirror, Real Madrid are nowhere near the asking price demanded by Chelsea for Belgian international star Hazard.
Chelsea won’t sanction a sale for Eden Hazard if they don’t receive their £112m valuation while Real Madrid are said to have made an £86m bid for him.
The transfer for Eden Hazard is expected to a be a club-record deal for Real Madrid as it will surpass the current record which is the transfer that took Welsh international player Gareth Bale from North London giants Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid in the summer of 2013.
Real Madrid were said to have paid around £85.3m for Bale six years ago.
The aforementioned Hazard has one year left on his Chelsea contract and the Blues are almost handicapped in their bid to keep him at the club beyond this summer.
Real Madrid are likely to get their man but they have to dance to the tune of Chelsea to achieve that feat.
Deal On: Real Madrid In Talks To Sign Chelsea Target
Spanish giants Real Madrid are reportedly in talks to sign highly-rated Lyon defender Ferland Mendy during this summer’s transfer window.
This is according to the publication from popular media outlet Goal which claimed that Real Madrid want to bolster their playing squad on the left side of defence and they have identified Mendy as the man for the job.
Ferland Mendy has previously been linked with a move to the Premier League with clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.
Lyon are in a good position amidst the negotiation with Real Madrid over one of their prized assets as he still has four years left on his contract.
Real Madrid see Ferland Mendy as the long-term replacement for the aging Marcelo.
The other left-back options at Real Madrid like Theo Hernandez, Reguilon and Achraf Hakimi have not shown that they can be relied upon.
Achraf Hakimi had a very good season while he was on loan at German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and he has already extended his loan deal for another season.
Real Madrid might have to look at other options like Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo if Lyon prove difficult in the chase to sign French international star Ferland Mendy.
Weird Feeling: Chiellini Disagrees With Conte Over Inter Move
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has admitted that he would be disappointed if former manager Antonio Conte joins Italian Serie A rivals Inter Milan this summer.
Former Chelsea manager Conte worked with Chiellini while he was the Juventus manager until 2014 when he left to take the Italian national team job.
He continued to work with Chiellini on the international scene before being named the Chelsea manager in 2016.
Giorgio Chiellini spoke about Antonio Conte and Inter Milan in a chat with popular Italian news portal Tuttosport.
According to him, it would be a weird feeling to see Antonio Conte at Inter Milan.
Conte is expected to be named as the replacement for the outgoing Luciano Spalletti at Inter Milan.
Recent reports claimed that the Nerazzurri have offered him a lucrative salary worth around €10m per annum and that he will put pen to paper on a three-year deal this summer until the end of the 2021/22 season.
Antonio Conte is poised to return to the dugout after a year.
The Italian tactician has not managed a team since his sack from Chelsea last year shortly after winning the FA Cup title at the expense of Manchester United.
He won the league title in the previous season which happened to be his debut campaign as the Chelsea manager.
Deal Close: Rangers Set To Sign Liverpool Winger On Loan
Scottish Premiership giants Rangers are closing in on a loan move for Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo according to the Daily Record.
It was revealed that the Nigerian-born English winger will join the Scottish club on a season-long loan deal this summer.
Sheyi Ojo spent this season on loan at French Ligue 1 club Stade Reims.
The young Liverpool winger helped Reims to a top-eight finish at the end of the 2018/19 French league season which ended on Friday with an impressive 3-1 win over champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) at home.
Sheyi Ojo was an unused substitute during the PSG game.
Reims have exceeded expectations in their first season back in the top flight of French football.
Sheyi Ojo is expected to sign a new five-year contract at Liverpool before joining Rangers on loan for the new season.
He will team up with Reds legend Steven Gerrard at Rangers ahead of the new season.
Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard led Rangers to second place behind champions Celtic in the just concluded Scottish Premiership season and the target is to do better next season by winning the league title.
In his quest to win the title, Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is searching for talents like Sheyi Ojo to boost his squad ahead of the new season.
Can Man United win over David De Gea?
The time is already ticking for the English Premier League outfit Man United and they are yet to agree on a new deal with their star goalkeeper David De Gea. This makes an exit imminent.
A lot of talks are reported to have gone down between the club and the former Atletico Madrid player and he is alleged to have demanded a weekly pay of £350,000 as a condition for staying back while that is yet to be met by the Red Devils.
However, it is reported that Man United are still pressing hard to convince David De Gea as they will find it difficult to have him replaced in the coming summer transfer window.
There are still speculations that David De Gea would remain at the Old Trafford if his salary is increased and if he would be assured of improved performance of his team but it is yet to be seen if the Red Devils are willing to go that high.
Meanwhile, from all indications, there is yet to be an agreement between the two parties and it is unclear if that will happen anytime soon but the bottom line is the fact that David De Gea wants to stay back and the club also wants him to.
The battle for Adrien Rabiot is now between these two clubs
From every indication, the race for the signature of French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint Germain star Adrien Rabiot is now between two English Premier League outfits Arsenal and Man United.
A number of reports have continued to link the 24-year-old to the two English rivals as he is confirmed to be on the move away from Paris in the summer transfer window.
Adrien Rabiot had fallen out with PSG and his family have backed him up to move away as a free player especially as he was left out of the team for a number of games in the course of the season.
However, the North London outfit Arsenal have been tipped as favourites in the race especially now that they stand the chance of securing automatic qualification to the Champions League next season should they win the Europa League finals against Chelsea.
More so, Arsenal boss Unai Emery has got a good relationship with Adrien Rabiot as they worked together during his spell at PSG. They could be set for a reunion.
Howbeit, Adrien Rabiot will only consider a move to any of the suitors with the right programme for his development and success, knowing that he would be a free player.
Eyes On The Prize: Club Legend Focuses On Playoff Final Amidst Chelsea Links
Derby County manager Frank Lampard is staying grounded on the task at hand despite the intense transfer rumours linking him with the top managerial role at former club Chelsea.
Frank Lampard has done a good job at Derby County and it’s not surprising that he has been touted as a potential replacement for Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri who could leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
The Chelsea legend was asked about the possibility of replacing Sarri this summer during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Championship Playoff final clash with Aston Villa.
According to him, his focus is on securing Premier League promotion for Derby County at the expense of favourites Aston Villa.
Their playoff final clash is billed for the Wembley Stadium on Monday.
Recent reports claimed that Chelsea have identified Frank Lampard as the man to replace Maurizio Sarri who could leave Chelsea after the Europa League final meeting with London rivals Arsenal on Wednesday.
Chelsea could sack Sarri after just one season though the Italian tactician is in serious contention for the managerial job at Juventus.
The former Napoli boss has also been touted as the next permanent manager at AS Roma.
For now, the focus is to win the first trophy in his managerial career ahead of the Arsenal clash.
Confirmed: Liverpool Target Given Permission For Lyon Exit
Lyon skipper Nabil Fekir has been told that he can leave the French Ligue 1 giants during this summer’s transfer window.
According to outspoken Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas, Nabil Fekir can end his six-year association with the Lyon first team this summer.
He was speaking shortly after Lyon came from two goals down to beat Nimes 3-2 away from home in what was the French giants’ last game of the season.
Nabil Fekir has been attracting the interest of several clubs like Premier League giants Liverpool since the start of last season.
The Lyon skipper came close to joining Liverpool in the summer before the move was called off by the Reds.
The Champions League finalists had agreed on a £53m deal for his transfer before pulling out of the deal as a result of concerns over his knee on the long-term.
Nabil Fekir recovered from that setback to play a big role for France as they conquered the whole world at last summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
He has scored 12 goals in all competitions for Lyon this season.
In total, Nabil Fekir has scored 69 goals in 192 appearances for the French Ligue 1 giants since his debut in 2013.
Apart from Liverpool, the likes of Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid have also been touted as possible transfer destination for the French international player.
Deal ON!!! Man United can land this Everton star but for £100 million
The English Premier League outfit Man United have been told by the Merseyside outfit Everton that their star target Richarlison would be available in the summer transfer window but they must be ready to meet with the asking price to land his signature.
Richarlison has been on the wish list of the Red Devils for a long period of time and this could just be the time for United to land him but they have been told that he would not be leaving for anything less than £100 million.
The star player has enjoyed great form and performance with Everton since he joined the club from Watford and had his best record of 17 goals in 46 games for the team.
It is claimed that the Red Devils are not alone in the chase of Richarlison with PSG, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona also keen on the signature of the Everton player but they must all meet his asking price before any deal can go down.
However, it is yet to be seen if the Red Devils will be willing to pay the sum of £100 million for the signature of Richarlison because they may not have enough fund to sanction other deals in the summer window.
Deal ON!!! Man United linked in biggest transfer speculation
The English Premier League outfit Man United have been linked to what can be described as the biggest transfer speculations ahead of the coming summer transfer window.
It has been alleged that the Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos is already considering his future at the Bernabeu and could be on his way out of the club as he is weighing up the option of a move elsewhere.
The Red Devils have already been linked to securing the services of the legendary defender and are on the standby with the hope that they can strengthen their defense after a poor defending in the course of the just concluded season.
There is no doubt that joining the Old Trafford would be a big surprise to many but it would be a big one for the Spanish defender to have a new challenge outside the Spanish La Liga he has always known.
Sergio Ramos will be a major boost to the Red Devils should he agree on a deal with the club as he has got a big presence and quality to help deliver success.
Pundits have rated Sergio Ramos as one of the best in his role as his absence has been blamed to Real Madrid’s exit from the Champions League.
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