Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has fired a warning shot to Mohamed Salah ahead of their clash this weekend, according to Goal.
Both players joined the Premier League last summer as they secured moves to Liverpool and Chelsea, respectively, from Roma for large fees.
They have had contrasting seasons with Salah going on to net 43 goals across all competitions, while Rudiger has found it tough to nail down a regular starting berth in a struggling Chelsea side.
The two come face to face once more this weekend as Liverpool travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in a match which could have strong implications on the race for the top four.
The German international came in for a big fee and he knows that he will play a key role if his side are going to be on the right end of the result this weekend and knows what he needs to do to stop Salah:
If I play, it will be a direct duel against Salah. The good thing is, I’m not slow!
He’s the most polite guy I have ever met in football. He’s a fantastic person.
Of course you are always a bit surprised but I know his ability, his potential and I knew he would be good for Liverpool.
Chelsea following £30m Premier League defender
Chelsea is considering a move for Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, according to ESPN.
The report claims that Arsenal and Chelsea are both following Bailly’s progress at United and could make moves for the defender this summer.
Chelsea is keen to solve their defensive issues this summer and see Bailly as a potential improvement to their backline.
Bailly has missed large chunks of this season through injury but was impressive in his debut campaign for United.
The central defender joined the club from Villarreal in the summer of 2016, for a fee in the region of £30m.
He made 38 appearances for United last season but has only been able to appear 16 times during the course of the current campaign.
The report does not, however, state how much United would demand Bailly, though it would likely be in excess of the £30m they paid for him in 2016.