Benitez told The Times : "Everybody will be checking his situation now," Manchester City are also understood to be interested in signing Zaki, with reports claiming that the world's richest club are to meet with his advisers during the week. Zaki has 48 caps for his country, with an impressive tally of 29 goals for the African nation.

This really has the potential to turn into a very interesting transfer saga. There is no doubt Zaki has turned out to be an unbelievable hit in the Premier League but how long will that last. Well by the look of things, very long. He is a player that gives 100% every time he goes out on the football pitch and he is a player that fans love watching.

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