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Sports News roundup: Man Utd chase Pogba successor, Chelsea takeover and Salah’s future at Liverpool

It has been another enthralling year in the Premier League in 2021, featuring plenty of highlights, magical moments, breathtaking fixtures and controversies.

Unfortunately, the 2021/22 Premier League season will witness the end of an era at Chelsea, as the Blues are preparing for a mega-money takeover that has been topping the sports news during the past month.

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Let’s take a look at the top three Premier League stories to keep an eye on in April.

#3 Manchester United’s pursuit of Paul Pogba’s successor

Manchester United are already in the market for a new creative midfielder to replace outgoing ace Paul Pogba, who has been reluctant to pledge his future to Old Trafford. 

The France international has blown hot and cold since his blockbuster return from Juventus in 2016, and his topsy-turvy spell in Manchester could finally draw to a close this summer.

With fewer than three months left to run on his lucrative £290,000-per-week contract at the Threatre of Dreams, Pogba looks ready to wave goodbye to the Premier League.

Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Juventus top the list of interested parties as notorious agent Mino Raiola works around the clock to land his client another high-profile deal.

Man United have assembled a shortlist of three exciting names featuring Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, West Ham United’s Declan Rice and Aurelien Tchouameni of Monaco to supersede the World Cup winner.

All three players are significant first-team figures at their clubs and landing any of them would require the Red Devils to make a substantial financial sacrifice. 

However, the Old Trafford powerbrokers have no other option but to dig deep into their pockets.

#2 Chelsea takeover saga

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has written one of the most successful stories in Premier League history since purchasing Chelsea in 2003.

Fast forward 19 years, the controversial businessman is forced to renounce his beloved club after the UK government decided to freeze his assets in the country due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Abramovich has already put the Stamford Bridge outfit up for sale and American private equity investor Stephen Pagliuca is reportedly the front-runner to acquire the ownership of Chelsea in the coming weeks.

According to Sky News, Pagliuca has approached former Walt Disney chairman Bob Iger to join his bid to buy the Blues ahead of next week’s final deadline.

In addition to Pagliuca, Sir Martin Broughton’s consortium, the Ricketts family and another consortium fronted by Todd Boehly are the remaining candidates to become the new Chelsea owners. 

#1 Mohamed Salah’s contractual uncertainty at Anfield

Mohamed Salah’s contractual wobble at Liverpool has been making headlines over the past couple of weeks, and as it stands, it will continue to be the case in April.

The 29-year-old forward has been an absolute beast for the Reds since joining from Roma in 2017 and is on the verge of winning the Premier League Golden Boot for the third time in his fifth season at Anfield. 

Salah is amongst the most influential figures in Merseyside. 

However, with less than two years remaining on the Egyptian’s contract at Liverpool and several top European clubs on his tail, his future at Anfield is in doubt. 

Jurgen Klopp is desperate to keep hold of his standout performer, while Barcelona keep close tabs on the situation surrounding the ex-Chelsea flop.

The Reds have opened extension talks with Salah, and according to Egypt sports minister Ashraf Sobhi, the player has his heart set on committing his future to Anfield.

“I have advised him to continue his journey at a club other than Liverpool, but his direction now is to renew his contract,” Sobhi told BBC Sport

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