See the amount the owner of Manchester City cousin was close to paying for Liverpool
Latest report have made it known that English football club, Liverpool were close to being sold to Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Sheikh Khaled is a cousin to the billionaire owner of Man City, Sheikh Monsour.
Report added that Khaled had been in talks for the take over since 2017 and progressed on to January this year.
The Billionaire had offered to pay the sum of £2 billion and was close to buying the English club before a turnaround by the present owners.
Liverpool is currently owned by an American group known as the Fenway Sport Group FSG.
The Group rejected the offer that would have been the biggest take over in the history of football.
According to a statement from the Fenway Sport Group, they stated that Liverpool is not for sale but they welcome any minor investor who will like to join them.
This means the Group will only let Khaled be a part of them if only he will be a minor investor.
It is yet to be known if the Billionaire will accept the new offer.
Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nehayan belongs to the Emirati family that govern Abu Dhabi.
Premier League Midfielder Flattered By Liverpool Transfer Links
Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Pascal Gross has played down the transfer rumours linking with a move to Premier League title contenders Liverpool when the transfer window reopens in the summer.
The German midfielder was previously linked with the Reds during the winter transfer window earlier this year.
In a chat with popular media outlet Goal, Pascal Gross said that he was flattered by the transfer links to Liverpool but his main focus is to help Brighton achieve their targets.
Pascal Gross has been a revelation since he joined the Seagulls at the start of last season.
The 27-year-old signed for Brighton after leaving German club Ingolstadt.
The Seagulls paid just £3m to secure his transfer.
He was a key player for Brighton as they escaped relegation in their first season in the Premier League.
Pascal Gross has not had the best of campaigns in his second season at the club but that has not stopped him from being linked with other Premier League clubs.
Apart from Liverpool, Pascal Gross has also been touted as a possible transfer addition to Newcastle United.
Pascal Gross has battled with various injuries this season and that has affected his output.
He has scored just two goals in 21 appearances for Brighton this term.
Difficult To Improve Real Madrid Squad – Ex-Liverpool Defender
Former Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa believes that it will be difficult to improve the current squad at outgoing European champions Real Madrid.
Alvaro Arbeloa played for both Liverpool and Real Madrid with distinction following a glittering football career at the top level of European football.
The ex-Spanish international fullback was reacting to the transfer rumours linking several players with Real Madrid who are expected to rebuild their squad in the summer.
He spoke to El Chiringuito about Real Madrid and possible transfer additions in the summer.
According to Alvaro Arbeloa, only a few players will improve the current state of Real Madrid players.
During his playing days, the Spaniard was a utility fullback that could function well either as a left-back or as a right-back.
Real Madrid fans have called on club president Florentino Perez to reinforce the squad but Alvaro Arbeloa is cautious about that approach.
The Spanish giants have had one of their worst seasons in recent memory.
They are already out of three competitions at this stage in addition to the dismissal of two managers before club legend Zinedine Zidane was brought back to revive their fortunes ahead of the next campaign.
Zidane had resigned from the managerial post at Real Madrid after winning three consecutive Champions League titles with the club.
Sterling In Awe Of Quality Shown By Liverpool Target
Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has lauded the quality shown by Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho during his time with the Premier League champions.
In a chat with Sport360, Raheem Sterling praised the impact of the young winger at both club and country level as he narrated how Jadon Sancho ran rings around him during their first training session together.
Jadon Sancho and Raheem Sterling were Manchester City teammates before the former joined German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund at the start of last season.
In one of his recent interviews, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that the Reds wanted to sign the young winger while he was at Manchester City.
Klopp further revealed that their title rivals were not willing to let the 18-year-old join Liverpool just before his move to Germany in 2017.
In his first season at Borussia Dortmund, Jadon Sancho made just 12 appearances for the Champions League campaigners but he has grown to become a key player at the club in his second campaign as a Borussia Dortmund player.
Jadon Sancho has figured heavily for a Borussia Dortmund side bidding to win a first league title in almost a decade.
Borussia Dortmund have squandered their nine-point lead over defending champions Bayern Munich and they are now level on points with the Bavarian giants leading the table on goal difference.
Kane Backs Chelsea Winger To Shine For England
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is adamant that young Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi will shine for the Three Lions of England despite his lack of experience at Premier League level.
Callum Hudson-Odoi was promoted from the England U21 setup to the senior team on Monday by manager Gareth Southgate ahead of the Three Lions’ upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Montenegro.
In a news conference on Monday, Harry Kane revealed his confidence in the ability of Callum Hudson-Odoi as he pointed out that he has shown his quality in Three Lions’ training.
The England skipper also praised the conduct and attitude of the young players in the team.
Harry Kane has been impressed by the likes of Jadon Sancho, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Declan Rice.
Both Rice and Hudson-Odoi have been handed their first call-up to the national team.
Gareth Southgate invited 25 players to the England national team setup ahead of the aforementioned Euro 2020 qualifiers but the team has been hit by withdrawals.
Three players have had to withdraw from the England squad because of injury.
Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek and the Manchester City duo of Fabian Delph and John Stones pulled out of the England team as a result of injury.
Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse and the aforementioned Callum Hudson-Odoi were called up as replacements for the injured players.
Ex-Liverpool Star Backed For PFA Player Award
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has thrown his weight behind national team colleague Raheem Sterling for the PFA Player of the Year Award.
Raheem Sterling has been in superb form for Premier League champions Manchester City this season and Harry Kane believes that he deserves the PFA Player of the Year accolade.
At a news conference on Monday, Harry Kane lauded the impact of Raheem Sterling on both club and country.
Kane and Sterling are on England national team duty and both players will be hoping to play a big part for the Three Lions ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro.
Former Liverpool star Raheem Sterling has scored 19 goals for Manchester City in what has been a very good season for him.
He scored 23 goals in the last campaign and that turned out to be his most productive season meaning that the former Reds player is just four goals away from reaching that mark.
In addition, Raheem Sterling has scored 15 goals in the Premier League and he’s in the running for the Golden Boot Award.
Sterling and Manchester City are going for the quadruple (four trophies) this season and he played a big role in the first trophy won by scoring the winning penalty in a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final.
Arsenal, United told the player now available for cut-price
English Premier League outfit Arsenal have been told that their star target and AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas is now available for sale and for a cut-price fee ahead of the coming summer transfer window.
It is claimed that AS Roma are struggling to secure qualification to the Champions League ahead of the coming season and an agreement has been reached that he would be allowed to leave the club if that fails to happen.
However, Kostas Manolas will have his release clause triggered and would be available for the Gunners and the Red Devils for a fee of about £31 million.
This, therefore, means that the North London outfit and the Man United team will have to battle for the signature of the star defender as it is not looking likely that the Serie A outfit will secure qualification.
Both Arsenal and Man United are desperate in need of defenders and that department will be the focus for the two sides.
The North London outfit have conceded most goals so far this season amongst the top six teams, especially at the start of the season which makes it important for them to land a defender in the coming summer window.
Ex-Liverpool Striker Must Earn Italy Recall
Former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been told that he must improve his game to earn a recall to the Italian national team.
At a press conference on Monday, Italian national team manager Roberto Mancini urged Balotelli to work harder in order to earn an invitation back to the Italy squad.
Roberto Mancini left Mario Balotelli out of his Italy squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers despite his return to form with his club.
Mario Balotelli plays his club football for French Ligue 1 giants Marseille at the moment having joined the Champions League chasers during the winter transfer window.
The ex-Liverpool player joined Marseille from fellow French club Nice after he fell out with Patrick Vieira.
He didn’t score for Nice in 10 games at the start of the season and also fell out with Nice manager Vieira.
Balotelli has been able to resurrect his career at Marseille following his issues at Nice though it must be pointed out that his contract ends this summer.
He has scored five goals in eight games for his new team but Mancini wants more from him.
Roberto Mancini had earlier given him a recall to the Italian national team in May 2018 after a four-year hiatus from the Italy squad.
Agent drops transfer hint as Arsenal plan to act fast on United
North London outfit Arsenal are set to snap up Man United long-term target Gabriel Martinelli ahead of the coming summer transfer window if reports in Brazil are to be believed.
The Gunners are ready to spend some cash in this coming summer window so as to strengthen their team ahead of the coming season with the Brazilian international as a major target.
However, it is claimed that Gabriel Martinelli has been on the radar of Man United for a long period of time but the Gunners are keen to play fast to land him ahead of the Red Devils.
Gabriel Martinelli will come in to replace Denis Suarez who is reported to be leaving the team at the end of the season after failing to impress on his loan spell.
Meanwhile, it is claimed that the North London outfit have got just £40 million available to spend in the coming transfer window but it could be increased should they secure qualification to the Champions League next season.
Gabriel Martinelli’s agent Marcos Casseb has therefore dropped the hint that there are plans for his client to move abroad and he expects that to happen in the nearest possible future. This gives hope to Arsenal and Man United.
Euro 2020: Liverpool Star Out Of Qualifiers
Premier League leaders Liverpool have been dealt an injury blow following the news that Reds playmaker Xerdan Shaqiri has been ruled of his country’s qualifying games for Euro 2020.
Shaqiri has pulled out of the Switzerland squad after a painful inflammation in his groin area.
He will miss the upcoming games against Georgia and Denmark.
Xerdan Shaqiri joined Liverpool from Stoke City for around £13.5m at the start of the season and he has been in good form for the Reds in their quest for major honours in two competitions especially the Premier League.
The Swiss international star was unable to prevent Stoke City from suffering relegation from the Premier League in the last campaign and Liverpool capitalised on that to secure his transfer from the Potters.
Liverpool were able to sign him after they activated the release clause in his then contract at the Britannia Stadium.
In his first season at Liverpool, Xerdan Shaqiri has contributed a great deal to the Reds’ quest to win the Premier League for the first time in their history.
Shaqiri played his best game in a Liverpool shirt when he came off the bench to lead the Reds to a 3-1 home win over rivals Manchester United.
The former Bayern Munich and Inter Milan player was subbed on in the second half and he scored twice against Manchester United to give his side victory.
In-form Liverpool Star On Real Madrid Shortlist
Liverpool fans have been left in a state of worry following the news that in-form Reds player Sadio Mane is on the transfer shortlist of Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid.
The interest of Real Madrid in Mane was revealed by popular media outlet France Football.
Real Madrid are expected to carry out a rebuilding job at the club after a disastrous season.
The Spanish giants have already been knocked out of all the three competitions namely the Spanish Copa Del Rey, Spanish La Liga and the Champions League.
Real Madrid have started the rebuilding job by reappointing Zidane as the club’s manager just nine months after he walked out on the job last summer.
The French football legend resigned from the Real Madrid managerial job last summer shortly after he led the club to a third successive Champions League title.
Sadio Mane could be a transfer option for Real Madrid in the summer as they try to replace Cristiano Ronaldo who left the club for Juventus at the start of the season.
The Senegalese international has been one of the most in-form players in European football since the start of the year.
He has scored 11 goals in 11 matches in all competitions including his strike at the weekend during the 2-1 away win over Fulham in the Premier League.
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