Frenchman tells Liverpool after Hazard deal, Real Madrid want £100m rated attacker Salah
Real Madrid will rock Liverpool by chasing Mohamed Salah after wrapping up the signing of Eden Hazard from Chelsea, French journalist Philippe Carayon has claimed.
Now that the Summer transfer window is officially open, it is widely expected that Madrid finally seal a deal for Hazard, who has been linked with an £86 million move to the Bernabeu since before the World Cup last season.
But that is not the only player that Zinedine Zidane reportedly wants from the Premier League, as reports in the media have suggested that the Spaniards may make a move to try and tempt Salah away from Liverpool, despite the fact that he has shown no desire to leave.
The Egyptian star has become one of the biggest and most dangerous players in Europe since his £34 million move from Roma, and Jurgen Klopp knows just how valuable he is to the way he likes to play, meaning he has no intention of letting the attacker go.
But Carayon has claimed that Madrid will try and make a move for Salah, after they officially wrap up the deal to sign Hazard.
Speaking on Canal+, he said: “Concerning Real Madrid and its reconstruction, after Hazard, Zidane and Real want another big striker.
“It is Mohamed Salah. This is, after Hazard, their other priority.
“They want to build a super big trio of attack. We know that he (Zidane) does not want any more of Bale.
“With Salah, it flows naturally.”
Now it is no secret that Hazard has had enough at Chelsea and is looking for a fresh challenge, having admitted his interest in making the move to Madrid on a number of occasions over the past 12 months.
But Salah is enjoying the best football of his career and is enjoying helping Liverpool become one of the best sides in Europe, so Madrid’s chances of signing the Egyptian depend on whether Madrid are prepared to pay well in excess of £200 million to secure a transfer deal.
So even though Salah may want a move to Madrid in a few seasons, it would be a massive shock to se him leave the club over the next couple of months.