Barcelona eye move for Liverpool's DREAM Salah replacement

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • 19 Nov 2023 11:38 CST
  • 3 min read
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool, 2023/24
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Barcelona have reportedly entered the race to sign Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane, who has been heavily linked with a move back to the Premier League.

Sane, 28, left England to join Bayern in 2020, but Liverpool are extremely interested in signing him as their long-term replacement for Mohamed Salah, according to reports.

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The Egyptian was chased by the Saudi Pro League during the summer transfer window and while Liverpool were able to retain the 31-year-old, there are suggestions that he could still leave Anfield within the next few years.

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Salah has 12 goals and four assists in all competitions so far this season and remains Liverpool’s most dangerous attacker, meaning his departure would leave a gaping hole in Jurgen Klopp’s forward line.

As a result, they have targeted a move for Sane, but they are not the only ones keen on landing the Bayern star.

Manchester City have also been linked with re-signing the winger, while Spanish outlet SPORT have now reported that Barcelona have entered the race as they look to bolster the options available to Xavi.

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Raphinha to fund Sane move?

FootballTransfers understand that Brazilian winger Raphinha could leave Camp Nou next year, with Barcelona placing a €70 million asking price on his head.

Barcelona want to sign Leroy Sane
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The Blaugrana are willing to offload Raphinha in 2024, we understand, with Tottenham Hotspur interested in the idea of bringing him back to the Premier League.

That would open up a space in Barca’s squad for Sane, while Raphinha could help fund a move for the Bayern star, which could prove crucial given the Blaugrana’s well-reported financial issues.

Sane isn’t the only Bayern player that Barcelona are interested in signing either, with his international team-mate Joshua Kimmich also on Xavi’s radar as he looks to sign a new defensive midfielder.

Oriol Romeu joined as Sergio Busquets’ replacement during the summer, but he is not a long-term option at 32 years old.

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