Real Madrid joins Bayern, Liverpool, Man City in the race for Sesko

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TOP HISTORY: Real Madrid are taking part in the race for Sesko

Real Madrid have joined Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Manchester City in the race to sign the FC Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko, according to AS.

Sesko, 18, has attracted the attention of several top European clubs since he was promoted to the first team this summer. The 6-foot-long striker has scored six goals in 14 games in all competitions this season.

The Slovenian international who has drawn comparisons in style of play with the Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, is under contract with the Austrian club until June 2026.

Madrid are looking to sign Haaland and PSG Kylian Mbappe, as they are looking for a long-term replacement for 33-year-olds Karim Benzema. But Sesko would be available for a much cheaper fee in January.

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09.55 BST: Talks between Barcelona and Sergi Roberto over a contract extension has stalled, the player’s agent has told Mundo Deportivo.

Roberto, 29, is out of contract next summer, and previous reports suggested he was close to signing a new deal to extend his stay at Camp Nou until 2024. The reported deal included a reduction in his salary, in line with previous pay cut accepted by the club’s other three captains, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.

However, Josep Maria Orobitg says negotiations have stalled, with ESPN in September revealing that several clubs have shown interest in signing Roberto on a free deal next summer.

“Everything has stopped,” Orobitg confirmed to Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo. “But conversations can start again at any time.”

Roberto has played eight games for Barca in all competitions this season, but despite scoring two goals, it has been a difficult start to the campaign for the academic. He was whistled by his own supporters during the 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich and was left on the bench when Barca were beaten by Atletico Madrid at the weekend.

09.13 BST: Valencia owner Peter Lim has no plans to sell the club and has reiterated his commitment to continue managing LaLiga.

The former vice president of Valencia, Miguel Zorio, announced last week that he had bid for 368 million. € to buy Valencia from the Singaporean business magnate Lim.

But a club statement said: “Valencia CF is not for sale, not even part of its largest shareholder’s share package. Peter Lim reiterates his commitment and commitment as the maximum shareholder, an example of this is the proposed capital increase to be approved on the next ordinary general meeting. Even in the hypothetical case that such an offer existed, it would be rejected. “

08.51 BST: In several news from FC Salzburg, Liverpool and Bayern Munich are fighting to sign Karim Adeyemi, says the Daily Mail.

Adeyemi, 19, already has 10 goals this season (including three in the Champions League) and also scored on his senior debut in Germany.

Salzburg will reportedly have 20 million. € for him, which does not look like much considering his potential.

08.30 BST: Mohamed Salah played the lead role over the weekend, but his contract situation at Liverpool is still unresolved, while the striker has not yet agreed a deal to replace his existing terms, which expire in June 2023.

But sources told ESPN’s Mark Ogden that his focus and commitment among the insecurities has further strengthened his reputation among his teammates.

Salah and other forwards Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, who are all free agents at the end of the 2022-23 season, have yet to extend their contracts, but Salah’s situation is the one that, according to sources, is likely to be the most challenging with ongoing talks.

The former Chelsea and Roma forward have previously refused to reduce the prospect of a move to LaLiga, where both Real Madrid and Barcelona have previously been linked with the 29-year-old, but neither team is able to sign Salah. the upcoming transfer windows due to financial problems at both clubs and Reals primary focus on signing Kylian Mbappe. Paris Saint-Germain have also been admirers of Salah in recent seasons, but this summer’s signing of Lionel Messi appears to have closed the door at every possible movement.

Liverpool are aware of the limited options Salah has in terms of moving away from Anfield for a fee in 2022, but as the Egyptian farmer was due to turn 30 next June, sources said the club should also consider the financial consequences of committing to a long-term period trades for a player who would be in his mid-30s when it expires.

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Julien Laurens explains why he believes Robert Lewandowski will surpass Erling Haaland in the Bundesliga.

PAPER GOSSIP (by Danny Lewis)

– Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has been linked with virtually all of the world’s biggest clubs ahead of this summer’s transfer window in 2022, with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich among the most prominent in these discussions. While talking to Sport Bild about “Die Lage der Liga”, Jan Aage Fjortoft suggested that the Norwegian farmer could still stay longer than many expect.

There has been a lot of discussion about the reported € 75m release clause. In his contract, which takes effect in the summer, while his contract expires in 2022. Although it somewhat forces the hand of the Bundesliga side, Haaland is still very much able to reject any move that comes his way. Speaking about the show, he said: “I think the Haaland team and the family do not know where he is going either. Because the football world is changing. There are so many things that affect it. They do not know where he wants to go. plays in the season 2021-22. Haaland and his team are always looking for development. And if that is the case in Dortmund, then he will stay there. “

– Free agent Serge Aurier is very close to joining LaLiga outfit Villarreal, as has been reported by L’Equipe. Ivory Coast have been without a club since being released from their contract at Tottenham Hotspur, but are already said to be in Spain to discuss the final details of a deal with last season’s Europa League winners. Villarreal coach Unai Emery knows Aurier well after managing him at Paris Saint-Germain in the 2016-17 campaign. “He’s a player I know and he’s free,” Emery said of Aurier after Sunday’s 2-0 win over Real Betis. “We’ll see.”

Fiorentina chairman Rocco Commisso has begun to worry about whether the star is attacking Dusan Vlahovic actually intends to extend its contract ending in 2023, as has been reported by Sky Sports Italia. The Serbian international has received a lot of interest from big name clubs in recent months, however Viola do everything they can to keep him and offer a renewal of € 4 million. pr. season and a release clause of € 80 million. However, Vlahovic’s agent has received higher requests than the original deal, which put doubts in the minds of Fiorentina bosses.

– Internazionale are willing to pay Ajax a transfer fee to sign the goalkeeper Andre Onana in January so he can settle down properly instead of waiting until the end of the season to sign him for free, according to Calciomercato. The plan is for the Cameroon international to take over from Samir Handanovic, and although it does not happen immediately, the feeling is that a move to Italy can prepare the stopper ahead of next season. To make this happen, must Scudetto winners had to find a new home for Ionut Radu, as well as to reach an agreement with the Eredivisie champions.

– Roma is seeking to renew the contracts Gianluca Mancini, Bryan cristante and Nicolo Zaniolo, which has been reported by Calciomercato. All three already have offers that run until 2024, but subsequently Tammy Abraham‘s arrival and Lorenzo Pellegrini ‘s new contract, they are taking a step to ensure Jose Mourinho does not lose any of the trio after Roma have previously seen their stars leave.

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