Chelsea & Paris Saint-Germain battle for African star

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1. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 19 goals
1. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 19 goals
=5. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) - 10 goals
=5. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) - 10 goals
=2. Sadio Mane (Liverpool) - 12 goals
=2. Sadio Mane (Liverpool) - 12 goals
4. Heung-Min Son (Tottenham Hotspur) - 11 goals
4. Heung-Min Son (Tottenham Hotspur) - 11 goals
=5. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) - 10 goals
=5. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) - 10 goals
=2. Diogo Jota (Liverpool) - 12 goals
=2. Diogo Jota (Liverpool) - 12 goals

Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea are reportedly ready to battle for the signature of an African star.  

With the next transfer window three months away, many teams have begun drawing up their shortlist of targets who they can attempt to sign.  

Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez has been in fine form in the 2021/22 campaign as the winger is his side’s top goalscorer with 21 goals in all competitions. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see the EPL's top goalscorers in the 2021/22 season

However, Pep Guardiola could have a headache as his talisman’s contract is set to expire at the end of the 2022/23 campaign and he is yet to sign a new deal with the Citizens. 

With the 31-year-old's future remaining uncertain, Foot Mercato is reporting that PSG are eyeing the star as an ideal replacement for Angel Di Maria, who has just four months left on his Parc des Princes deal.      

The Ligue 1 log leaders are believed to be huge admirers of the Algerian, who netted twice against them in the second leg of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League semi-finals. 

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A fee of around £30 million (R597 million) could be enough to prise him away from Manchester but the Parisian club could find themselves facing stiff competition from Chelsea, who are also interested as Thomas Tuchel is said to be desperate to bolster his attack. 

Although, Roman Abramovich's shock announcement that he is selling the club has deterred any potential plans the German coach has.  

Here are the 10 biggest earners in the Premier League, per spotrac

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) - £510 00
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) - £510 000 a week
3. David de Gea (Manchester United) - £375 000 a w
3. David de Gea (Manchester United) - £375 000 a week
10. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) - £290 000 a we
10. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) - £290 000 a week
5. Raphael Varane (Manchester United) - £340 000 a
5. Raphael Varane (Manchester United) - £340 000 a week
8. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) - £300 000 a
8. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) - £300 000 a week
6. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) - £325 000 a week
6. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) - £325 000 a week
9. N'Golo Kante (Chelsea) - £290 000 a week
9. N'Golo Kante (Chelsea) - £290 000 a week
4. Jadon Sancho (Manchester United) - £350 000 a w
4. Jadon Sancho (Manchester United) - £350 000 a week
7. Jack Grealish (Manchester City) - £300 000 a we
7. Jack Grealish (Manchester City) - £300 000 a week
2. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) - £400 000 a
2. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) - £400 000 a week