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Real Madrid want another Liverpool star in the battle for galacticos

The double European champions express an interest in another of Liverpool's 'fab four' to keep up with Barcelona after they signed Philippe Coutinho

This does not bode well Liverpool fans.

Barcelona have angered the sleeping beast that is Real Madrid by rubbing their £142million signing of Philippe Coutinho in their face.

And when Los Blancos want someone, they usually get their man – see David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka etc.

The next galactico?

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The next galactico?

Just as Liverpool look like they are beginning to take off under Jurgen Klopp their ‘fab four’ could be ravaged by the Spanish giants.

Barcelona have taken Coutinho and now, according to reports, Real Madrid have expressed an interest in bringing Mo Salah to the Bernabeu as a response to their arch rivals’ transfer dealings.

According to Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Florentino Perez wants to sign Salah as the next galactico as the eternal battle for the world’s best players continues to burn.

Salah won the African player of the year award last week

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Salah won the African player of the year award last week

Salah has been one of the best signings of the summer transfer windows, scoring 17 Premier League goals already this season and providing five league assists.

He has already outscored a number of Liverpool legends having only played half a season.

But when Madrid come calling, its very hard to say no.

Perez’ finest galactico signing so far

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Perez’ finest galactico signing so far

Not only is the draw of playing at the Bernabeu a huge boon, but the prospect of adding several Champions League winners’ medals to your trophy cabinet is incredibly hard to turn down.

This is how it usually starts, interest expressed in the papers to ramp up speculation before a campaign of flattery and adoration, culminating in the Salah inevitably sitting next to Perez signing a Real Madrid contract.

Zinedine Zidane’s side are struggling in La Liga, currently 16 points behind leaders Barcelona.

They now want to tempt Egyptian Salah to Madrid to rival Coutinho’s to mega-transfer to the Nou Camp.

Tell me it isn’t true

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Tell me it isn’t true

However, Klopp will be unwilling to sell his star man so soon after losing the Brazilian magician.

Especially with the fight for the top four as intense as ever and the knockout stage of the Champions League to get underway.

Then again, Real Madrid rarely take no for an answer.


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