Real Madrid are running out of options when it comes to trying to replace Cristiano Ronaldo. Chelsea have priced them out in regards to Eden Hazard, because they have no interest in parting ways with the Belgian.

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was approached by the European champions, but turned them down according to a report today in  El Pais. The Spanish news outlet claims that Salah was one of the players new manager Julen Lopetegui requested Madrid pursue on the transfer market.

Salah of course declined, and then instead signed a new long-term contract to stay at Liverpool, which will reportedly keep him at Anfield until the 2023 season.

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Also, how exactly would the Player of the Year winning Egyptian and Real Captain Sergio Ramos become teammates after what happened in the UEFA Champions League Final? That would be an uncomfortable first meeting in the dressing room to say the least. 

Two members of Liverpool’s fab three, Salah and Brazilian sensation Roberto Firmino have signed new long-term deals, and manager Jurgen Klopp feels confident Sadio Mane will follow suit soon.

“When I speak about the good mood in the club, that is not only in the stands. We are Liverpool as a team and the boys want to be part of it,” Klopp said yesterday.

“That’s really cool and it’s a big achievement for the club because these boys, Bobby Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, and a lot of the others as well, could play for pretty much any team in the world.”

“It is an improved situation that these players don’t use us and then go.”

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, is currently a regular contributor to SB Nation, WGN CLTV and Chicago Now.

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