Bayern Munich looking to nab Klopp should Flick depart

Appointment of a new Germany coach could have repercussions at Anfield; Allardyce warns of job cuts at West Brom.

SOCCER: Jurgen Klopp is the leading candidate to replace Hansi Flick at Bayern Munich this summer should the Bundesliga side lose their coach to Germany.

Flick has led the German giants to the Champions League, while successive Bundesliga titles under his leadership also look assured.

However, according to 90min, sources have revealed there is a growing feeling that Flick will depart this summer.

Flick is now evens with Sky Bet to replace Joachim Low as Germany coach when he steps down after the European Championships. Formerly assistant coach to Low with the national team, Flick was 12/1 when betting opened.

Amid the uncertainty, Bayern are drawing up a list of would-be replacements. And Klopp is at the top of their wanted list, according to 90min.

They state that he has already turned down the chance to replace Low as Germany boss, insisting he is prepared to see out the terms of his contract with Liverpool (Klopp is 12/1 with Sky Bet for the Germany role). However, they say Bayern are ready to come knocking again to see whether Klopp can resist the chance to join one of Europe's most successful clubs.

The Liverpool boss has been unimpressed with the Reds' recruitment this season. And although 90min admit there is a great deal of difference between being unhappy and wanting to leave, they say Bayern feel they have a better chance than most of convincing Klopp to walk away from Anfield.

Klopp is 33/1 with Paddy Power to be the next Premier League manager to leave (before the end of the season).

Steven Gerrard (6/4), meanwhile, remains the firm favourite to succeed him at Anfield.

You take Mbappe and we'll take Salah, say PSG

SOCCER: Staying at Anfield, The Sun are reporting that Paris Saint-Germain have made contact with Liverpool star Mohamed Salah over a summer transfer.

The Ligue 1 champions are believed to have identified the 28-year-old as a replacement for Kylian Mbappe - should he leave in the window.

The 22-year-old's contract expires next summer and reports are suggesting he won't sign a new deal.

And The Sun cite French television show Telefoot as saying Salah is PSG's first choice replacement for Mbappe.

It could prove to be quite a swap deal, with Liverpool favourites to land Mbappe in the summer - Sky Bet price them at 5/2.

A summer move to the French capital for Salah is priced at 8/1.

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Allardyce: Jobs will go if West Brom are relegated

SOCCER: Sam Allardyce has warned his West Brom players relegation is likely to mean club staff losing their jobs.

West Ham were fresh from relegation when Allardyce joined in 2011 and he said he experienced the "devastation" it caused.

"I had to overcome all that devastation of relegation," he was quoted as saying in The Daily Mail.

"People who had been at the club for years, losing their job through no fault of their own because the players had failed to stay in the Premier League.

"That is not what I want to happen here. Players have that responsibility as well as the responsibility for themselves and their families."

Allardyce didn't say if one of those jobs to go would be his own.

And his desperate attempts to focus his players' minds are unlikely to have much of an impact on their relegation fight.

Despite a crushing 5-2 win over Chelsea last time out, the Baggies sit 11 points adrift of Newcastle in 17th with only eight games remaining.

They are priced at 14/1 to stay up with Sky Bet.

It is not just West Brom's fate which is seen as decided, however.

Sky Bet's relegation treble of Sheffield United, West Brom and Fulham is now as short as 2/9.

* All odds correct at time of publication

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