REAL MADRID stars could veto the £175million pursuit of Mo Salah – amid fall-out from Sergios Ramos injuring the Liverpool striker in the 2018 Champions League final.
Bernabeu playersare reportedly uncomfortable at Real adding Salah to their £200m hunt of fellow Premier League big names Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba.
1 Liverpool striker Mo Salah is reportedly one of three Premier League superstars targeted by Real MadridCredit: Getty – Contributor
Real president Florentino Perez is a particular fan of Egyptian Salah, who added to the speculation over his future with surprising comments after Liverpool beat Spurs 2-0 to win the Champions League .
The 26-year-old hardly reassured the Reds of his commitment when he said: “Now I can not talk about my future.”
But Spanish newspaper AS say Real will take note of their powerful “player network” wary of any such approach.
And that may undermine Perez’s interest in Salah as there is still a bitter taste after the row over Ramos from last year’s showpiece in Ukraine, where Real beat Liverpool 3-1.
Jurgen Klopp’s men were on top midway a controversial challenge from Spain skipper Ramos forced Salah off with a dislocated shoulder midway through the first half.
Centre-back Ramos was widely condemned, especially in Egypt where he was labelled a “butcher” and accused of “intentionally injuring” Salah.
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For now, Real boss Zinedine Zidane will focus on completing playmaker Hazard’s £110m switch from Chelsea.
And Manchester United midfielder Pogba remains a prime target.
At least on the the pitch, Salah has laid to rest his Champions League frustrations after hitting the early penalty opener in this year’s final in Madrid at the weekend.
Mo Salah to Real Madrid – Spanish press frenzy as Liverpool star refuses to commit future after Champions League win