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Mo Salah rejected Real Madrid approach to replace Cristiano Ronaldo after Juventus switch

Egypt star responded to Real enquiry by signing new Anfield deal in clear message to Spanish giants

Mohamed Salah turned down the chance to replace Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid after being approached by the club last month, according to reports.

Spanish outlet El Pais claim Los Blancos spoke with both Salah’s and Harry Kane’s agents about filling the Portugal captain’s boots.

Real Madrid reportedly approached Mo Salah about replacing Cristiano Ronaldo

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Real Madrid reportedly approached Mo Salah about replacing Cristiano Ronaldo

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But Liverpool star Salah, 26, snubbed Real and signed a new Anfield contract instead, while Tottenham have no intention of selling Kane.

The Egypt winger scored a record 32 Premier League goals last season and is in contention to win the Ballon d’Or.

And with five-time winner Ronaldo joining Juventus for £99million, Real are looking to bring in a star name.

Eden Hazard looks to be the most achievable player Madrid can land this summer.


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Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus in a £99million move this summer

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Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus in a £99million move this summer

Mo Salah responded to Real Madrid's approach by signing a new Liverpool deal

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Mo Salah responded to Real Madrid’s approach by signing a new Liverpool deal

Mo Salah in action against Manchester United during Liverpool's 4-1 pre-season win

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Mo Salah in action against Manchester United during Liverpool’s 4-1 pre-season win

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The Chelsea forward, 27, has made no secret of his desire to play at the Bernabeu and his contract at Stamford Bridge has just two years remaining.

During his World Cup with Belgium, Hazard said: “After six wonderful years at Chelsea it might be time to discover something different.

“Certainly after this World Cup.

“I can decide if I want to stay or go, but Chelsea will make the final decision – if they want to let me go.

“You know my preferred destination.”

However, new Real boss Julen Lopetegui believes Gareth Bale could be the man to replace Ronaldo.

He said: “Gareth is happy to play at Real Madrid.

“Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the main players in the recent history of Real Madrid. He expressed a desire to leave and we allowed him to.

“Gareth Bale is a magnificent player, with so many qualities. He can help fill the void.”

Real Madrid were beaten 2-1 by Manchester United last night in the International Champions Cup and play Ronaldo’s Juve on Saturday.

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