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Salah staying for sure; top target in $355m Chelsea bonanza revealed: Rumour Mill

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Mohamed Salah has confirmed he will see out his contract at Liverpool next season, but the Egypt forward remains noncommittal on his future at Anfield beyond 2023.

Meanwhile, Chelsea is set to spend big after Roman Abramovich’s sale of the club was finally confirmed, freeing the Blues from crippling government sanctions.

All this and more in today’s Rumour Mill!

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SALAH STAYING ‘FOR SURE’… BUT FOR HOW LONG?

Salah says he will stay at Liverpool next season “for sure”, but his long-term future with the club remains unclear.

Salah’s contract expires at the end of next season and talks over a new deal have dragged on for months without a resolution.

Ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid, Salah said his full focus is on winning the biggest prize in European football for the second time.

“I don’t want to talk about the contract. I’m staying next season for sure, let’s see after that,” said Salah at Liverpool’s pre-match media day on Wednesday.

“In my mind I don’t focus about the contract. I don’t want to be selfish, it’s about the team. It’s a really important week for us, I want to see Hendo (Jordan Henderson) having the trophy again in his hands.”

However, Real’s failure to land France forward Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain has sparked speculation they could now enter the race for Salah.

The 29-year-old picked up his third Premier League Golden Boot in five seasons on Sunday as he shared the award with Tottenham’s Son Heung-min on 23 goals.

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MANE REMAINS COY ON LIVERPOOL FUTURE

Salah’s fellow forward Sadio Mane also refused to commit his long-term future to Liverpool.

The Senegal international is out of contract in 2023 and has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich.

“This question (about my future) I will answer after the Champions League,” Mane told Sky Sports.

“If I’m staying or not, I’m going to answer after Champions League.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp dismissed the suggestion the futures of Salah and Mane could be decided the result in Paris on Saturday.

“No not at all. Why? If we win it, they want to go?” Klopp said. “We are in talks with all the players but it is just not the moment to talk about the results of these talks. It’s all clear.

“Players have this idea, we have this idea and sometimes they match immediately. Sometimes not and then you work together. We’ve known each othermfor a long time. ”

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TUCHEL EYES CITY STAR IN $355m BONANZA

Todd Boehly’s proposed takeover of Chelsea was approved by the UK Government on Wednesday, opening the door for Thomas Tuchel to splash the cash in the transfer market this off-season.

A consortium led by Boehly, a co-owner of baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers, agreed a record £4.25 billion (A$7.55 billion) deal to buy the Premier League club from owner Roman Abramovich on May 7.

Having masterminded the purchase from Abramovich in less than three months despite numerous complications due to government sanctions targeting the Russian, Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Boehly will now focus on reaping the rewards of his labours.

The American has grand ambitions for the west London club as he targets sustained success on the pitch and financial growth off it.

Among his first items of business is to reportedly grant manager Tuchel £200 million (A$355m) to spend in the transfer window, The Telegraph reports.

It’s said that among his transfer targets is Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling, while Jules Kounde and Josko Gvardiol are being mooted as potential replacements for departing defenders Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

The Guardian reports that Chelsea is “monitoring” the situation of Sterling, who has one year left at City but, after seven years filled with domestic success, could seek a new challenge.

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