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Sun. May 22nd, 2022

Tom Blow, Digital Sports writer

New Barcelona manager Xavi reportedly wants to sign Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah as he aims to rebuild his team.

The Catalan giants are currently ninth in La Liga, 11 points behind leaders Real Sociedad with a game in hand.

According to Spanish outlet El Nacional, Xavi wants Salah, 29, “at all costs” with rivals Real Madrid closing in on the free transfer of Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe.

Barcelona are reportedly more than £1billion in debt and lost Lionel Messi to PSG and Antoine Griezmann to Atletico Madrid during the summer as a result.

Xavi’s alleged interest in Salah depends on his employers’ financial recovery and the player’s contract situation at Liverpool.

The Egyptian is out of contract in June 2023 and could become available for transfer if the Reds don’t agree an extension with him before the end of the season.

Liverpool are thought to be alert to the danger of losing Salah and will do “everything possible” to prevent him from following in the footsteps of Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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