Carlo Ancelotti eyes Liverpool star as replacement if Real Madrid’s move for Kylian Mbappe fails

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti could line up a move for Mo Salah if a deal to land Kylian Mbappe falls through, according to reports.

Despite the financial struggles following the pandemic, Los Blancos are eager to land a big-name signing.

They want to bolster their squad with a star-studded name after missing out on the LaLiga title last season while also flopping in the Champions League.

Paris Saint-Germain wonderkid Mbappe remains the No1 transfer target as he heads into the final year of his contract.

The French ace is also keen to make the switch to the Bernabeu although it remains doubtful a deal can be done this summer.

According to Fichajes, Ancelotti has told the board that he wants Salah among the ranks as a Plan B.

The report adds how Salah’s relationship with boss Jurgen Klopp is fractured and therefore Liverpool would be willing to cash in for the right price.