Sources: 'Huge' update on Mohamed Salah talks with Liverpool after new twist
Liverpool are close to a breakthrough in their long-running contract talks with Mohamed Salah, Football Insider has been told.
Jurgen Klopp admitted last month the club had made no progress in attempts to secure their star player to a new deal.
A source close to Liverpool has told Football Insider that Salah has now indicated during talks he is willing to compromise on his £500,000-a-week wage demands in order to stay at Anfield and sign a “huge” new deal.
There is a sense from both parties that real progress is being made on ensuring the Premier League’s top scorer this season will put pen to paper before the summer.
Liverpool have always made clear they want to keep Salah but have been put off by the £500,000-a-week he wants to stay at Anfield, which he has claimed is not “crazy” given his achievements in a red shirt.
The preference of the 29-year-old, who turns 30 in June, remains to stay at Anfield but he and his agent, Ramy Abbas Issa, had dismissed the club’s contract offer earlier this year.
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Now a breakthrough is edging closer and that could be a game-changer for Liverpool.
The club’s negotiating position has been aided by the financial troubles of the Spanish giants, the uncertainty at Chelsea and the lack of alternative elite-club options.
Abbas Issa caused controversy with his last public response to comments from Klopp that “it’s all completely fine” and “there’s no rush” with the talks by posting laughing emojis on his personal social media account.
Behind the scenes, FSG have remained hopeful a “huge” agreement can be secured with their star man ahead of the summer.
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