Liverpool are going for it, big time. Jurgen Klopp‘s men having UEFA Champions League action to offer (the playoff round, at the very least) next season and they’ve already snapped up Mohamed Salah for a club-record fee this summer. The Reds are also interested in bringing Kylian Mbappe, just 18 years old, to Anfield, according to Sky Sports in the UK.
The Premier League could break its £1.17 billion ($1.5 billion) summer spending record this summer as clubs scramble to sign the world's top talent. Real Madrid forward Álvaro Morata, Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and AS Monaco attacker Kylian Mbappé have all been linked with moves to English clubs. But former Manchester City technical director Mike Rigg thinks English football will be better off "when the money runs out." There's not much chance of that happening anytime soon, particularly with a record £5.14 billion in TV money being injected into the Premier League, but Rigg said football would benefit from a greater focus on youth development. "In many ways finances
Gianluigi Donnarumma has moved to draw a line under the "uproar" caused by his social media posts, although he opted not to provide an update on his AC Milan future. Donnarumma deleted his Instagram account and claimed it was hacked on Sunday after a message posted on the social media page appeared to pledge he would hold fresh contract talks with Milan. The 18-year-old has a year remaining on his deal at San Siro and his agent Mino Raiola had previously indicated his client - linked with Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain - would not renew.