TRANSFER NEWS MUHAMMAD SALAH LIVERPOOL DREAM AND JURGEN KLOPP TOLD TO ACCEPT 200M
Al Ittihad made an offer of £150m for Mohamed Salah – the third biggest amount in the sport’s history behind only Neymar and Kylian Mbappe’s respective transfers to PSG – but Liverpool rejected the bid outright
Mohamed Salah is the subject of intense interest from Saudi Arabia on this transfer deadline day.
Al Ittihad made a staggering offer of £150million for the Egypt international – the third biggest amount in the sport’s history behind only Neymar and Kylian Mbappe’s respective transfers to PSG – but Liverpool rejected the bid outright.
Liverpool have only until 11pm to sign a replacement for Salah and do not believe this to be an adequate amount of time in which to land a player of that calibre.
Saudi Arabian teams, meanwhile, have another week left in their transfer window so Al Ittihad could in theory make an improved bid for Salah, with suggestions a £200m offer could force Liverpool’s hand.
This isn’t the first time Salah has been the subject of intense transfer speculation at Liverpool, with Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG all monitoring him in 2021, before the Egyptain opened talks with Liverpool over a new contract.
Salah previously admitted he could “one day” play for one of the two LaLiga giants, while reports at the time suggested the forward considered a possible move to PSG a ‘dream’.
Salah later stalled on signing a new contract with Liverpool, with his old deal expiring in 2023. Barcelona, meanwhile, promised to sign the forward on a free that summer if he let his Reds deal run down.
The 31-year-old was said to be open to the possibility of a transfer but late
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