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Mohamed Salah Real Madrid transfer prediction

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah would be in ‘paradise’ if he signed for Real Madrid or Barcelona.

That is the opinion of Barcelona legend Ronaldinho, who enjoyed a lot of success during his time at the Nou Camp.

The 26-year-old ended up putting pen to paper on a new five-year deal with the Merseyside outfit earlier this summer.

But Ronaldinho is convinced that Salah would be in his element if he played in La Liga.

When asked whether he could play for Real or Barcelona, Ronaldinho said: “Salah has the ability to play in any club and any league.

“The Spanish league will be very suitable for a great player like Mohamed [Salah], and for him, it will be like a paradise.”

Done Deal: Sassuolo sign Marlon Santos

Sassuolo have reached an agreement with Barcelona to sign defender Marlon Santos, the Catalan club have announced.

The Serie A club will pay an initial £5.3million for the Brazilian defender, who joined Barcelona from Fluminense in 2016.

Barcelona have inserted a buyback clause in Santos’ contract but Sassuolo will have to pay a further £5.3m should the Catalan side decide NOT to bring him back to the Nou Camp.

“Barcelona and Sassuolo have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Marlon Santos. The Italian club will pay FC Barcelona 6million euros,” a club statement read.

“FC Barcelona retain the right to buy back the player and 50% of the economic rights on any future sale. The clause regarding future sale will not come into effect if Marlon plays 50 games with Sassuolo, at which point the Italian club is obliged to pay another 6 million euros.

“Barcelona would like to publicly express their gratitude to Marlon and wish him all the best in the future.”

Wanted: Marcos Alonso

Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui wants to sign Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso.

Defender Theo Hernandez was officially unveiled by Real Sociedad earlier this afternoon, and Lopetegui wants to bring a new left-back to the Bernabeu.

Lopetegui surprisingly axed Alonso from his World Cup squad in favour of Arsenal star Nacho Monreal before leaving on the eve of the competition.

But Tribal Football claim Lopetegui is still a “big fan” of the 27-year-old, and will look to bolster his defensive ranks before the transfer window closes on August 31.