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African All Stars Transfer News and Rumours: Barcelona want Salah as back-up for Haaland

19:19 GMT+3 07/03/2022
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Barcelona want Salah as back-up option to Haaland 

Spanish top-flight giants Barcelona will shift their focus to Mohamed Salah should they fail to sign Erling Haaland this summer, according to the Mirror. 

The Liverpool forward reportedly heads the Blaugrana's three-man shortlist for back-up options as the cash-strapped Catalan club fear Manchester City will beat them to the Borussia Dortmund star’s signature.


Juve & Napoli tracking Sassuolo's Traore

Juventus and Napoli are both tracking Sassuolo midfielder Hamed Traore - according to Calciomercato.

The 22-year-old is set to be available for around €25 million (£21m/$27m) in the summer and both clubs are poised to swoop.

Napoli may even look to gain an advantage by making contact with Napoli to discuss Traore's availability as early as next week.


Lyon interested in Villarreal defender Mandi

Villarreal defender Aissa Mandi is the subject of interest from Lyon - according to Foot Mercato.

Jason Denayer's future at the Groupama Stadium looks uncertain and the club are now searching for alternatives.

Algeria international Mandi is now on Lyon's list, despite not having been a regular start for Villarreal yet this season.


AC Milan target Monaco teen

AC Milan are set to make an offer to Monaco midfielder Mamadou Coulibaly.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports the Serie A side can sign him on a free transfer at the end of the season and have already started holding talks with his representative.


Barcelona make offer to sign Koulibaly

Barcelona have made an offer for Napoli's centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, according to Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo.

Ronaldo Araujo is expected to leave Camp Nou at the end of the season as he is reluctant to sign a new deal, which makes Koulibaly manager Xavi's prime target.

The Senegal captain has a year left on his contract in Luciano Spalletti’s team.