Chelsea, Liverpool


By Anna Sneider

Liverpool fans were disappointed when the Reds lost out on Basel’s Mohamed Salah when the Egyptian international opted for life in London over that in Liverpool.

However since signing for Chelsea for £11 million he has failed to live up to expectations starting just three games for Chelsea this season none of which have been in the league.

And while both Turkish club Besiktas and Inter Milan have made enquiries about signing the 22-year-old on loan, Spartak Moscow boss Murat Yakin who was in charge at Basel when Salah impressed everyone in the Champions League wants to take both him and his former Basel teammate Arsenal target Fabian Frei with him back to Russia telling the Evening Standard:

“I want to sign both Salah and Fabian Frei (still at Basel). I know both players well.

“I know the economic situation in Russia is not the best, but the club can afford both players’ wages.

“The club president promised a surprise in the upcoming transfer market; I spoke with him about both Salah and Frei and I hope it will happen, that’d be my Christmas present.

“I’ll do whatever it takes to get Salah in the team, even if I have to beg for it.”