Liverpool have eight-figure offer turned down by Euro giants - reliable journalist
By Harvey Byrne
Liverpool have had a bid in the region of £27.8-29.5million rejected by Roma for attacker Mohamed Salah, according to a reliable journalist.
Sky Sports Italy correspondent Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed on his personal website on Thursday that the Reds have launched an eight-figure offer for the 24-year-old, but Roma consider it to be too low.
Liverpool have been long-term admirers of the right-winger and before he moved to Chelsea in 2014 the Reds were said to have held an interest in signing him themselves.
It didn’t quite work for Salah in London and after just two goals and four assists in 19 appearances for the Blues he moved to Roma for a fee of £13million in the summer of 2016.
He has since rediscovered his early form and last season he returned a stunning 19 goals and 15 assists in 41 appearances in all competitions for the Italian giants.
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The 52-time capped Egypt international is also entering the final two years of his Roma contract and Liverpool may feel they have a chance of obtaining him this summer.
Jurgen Klopp’s side had huge drops in form last season without attacker Sadio Mane in their team and the German will be keen ensure that does not happen again.
Football Insider verdict:
Despite previously struggling in England there is no doubt that Salah is a talented player and he may capture that form under a less restrictive manager like Jose Mourinho. The Egyptian certainly wouldn’t be the only player who has struggled to adapt to the Portuguese manager’s tactics either and you only have to look at the success of Kevin De Bruyne with Manchester City to see what can happen to a player not deemed good enough by someone like Mourinho. Therefore, Liverpool should do all that they can to buy Salah this summer to make sure that they have strength in depth to cover players like Mane when missing.
In other Liverpool transfer news, the Reds have been installed favourites to sign this European goal machine.