Mohamed Salah wants £500k a week to extend his stay at Liverpool, according to reports.
The Egyptian, 29, only has two years remaining on his current deal.
And with reported interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, Jurgen Klopp is said to be anxious about keeping his star, report The Mirror.
Salah reportedly earns £200,000 a week but is said to be demanding a huge raise, one which would see him earn more than double Virgil van Dijk, the Reds’ current highest earner.
The centre-back is paid £220,000 a week according to Sportrac, with Thiago also earning the same as Salah.
The Mirror add that there have been no signs of a forthcoming extension for Salah, despite Liverpool tying down a number of stars to new deals in recent weeks.
Man United’s French contingent already includes the likes of Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane and Anthony Martial.
But fans are now clamouring for the signing of Monaco’s exciting young midfielder Aurélien Tchouaméni, who impressed for France in his international debut against Ukraine alongside Paul Pogba.
The wonderkid was a vital part of the Monaco team that finished third in Ligue 1 last season, making 36 league appearances.
The 21-year-old has also been linked with a move to Chelsea, but the London club has since signed Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul on loan with an option to buy, effectively putting them out of the race.
With Real Madrid also signing Tchouaméni’s international teammate Eduardo Camavinga, United could be in pole position for his signature, should they choose to pursue him in the summer.
Ex-Man United striker Romelu Lukaku has responded to comparisons between himself and Ronaldo in humble fashion by stating: “Don’t ever compare me to Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is, for me, in the top three best players in the history of football.
“I’m not going to rank him from first to third but he’s in there.”
The two Premier League new boys battled it out in Serie A last season for Inter Milan and Juventus respectively, with Ronaldo winning the golden boot but Lukaku’s Inter winning the Scudetto.
Both have returned to the Premier League this summer in two of the most high profile transfers of recent years and both of their new clubs will surely be able to bank on them scoring a fair few goals.
It will be fascinating to watch the two battle it out again for both Chelsea and Man United and see who comes out on top in the Prem.
Brazil’s World Cup qualifier with Argentina was sensationally suspended after Brazilian health chiefs entered the PITCH and stopped play – as three Prem stars had not completed quarantine.
Emi Martinez, Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso all started for Argentina despite being ordered to isolate for Covid-related reasons.
The trio, plus Emi Buendia, travelled from England to play for Argentina, but the UK is on Brazil’s red list.
The players were supposed to complete a stint in quarantine.
They were ordered to go into isolation immediately – but three of them were part of Lionel Scaloni’s starting XI to face Brazil.
The Prem aces failed to evade the authorities, though, as health officials raced on to the pitch and halted the game after seven minutes.
The likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar appeared to remonstrate with the health chiefs but their efforts -at least -failed.
Even if the four players avoid quarantining in Brazil, they won’t enjoy the same luck when they return to the
Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo received a touching message from Brazil legend Pele after his return to Old Trafford.
Ronaldo sealed a blockbuster comeback at United on transfer deadline day following a £21million move from Juventus and looks set to make his debut against Newcastle on September 11.
Pele was very moved by Ronaldo’s homecoming statement as he knows a lot about home, having spent almost his entire career in Brazil with Santos before rolling credits at New York Cosmos in 1977.
Although the Portugal international broke the 80-year-old’s record for most goals in official matches back in March, the two men still share a strong friendship.
Pele said: “There is no better feeling than conquering the world and returning home. Always be happy, Cristiano.”