Liverpool are demanding that Spanish giants Real Madrid offer cash as well as goalkeeper Keylor Navas and midfield maestro Dani Ceballos in a sensational swap deal for star attacker Mohamed Salah this summer, according to a report.
Spanish publication Don Balon claim on their website that the Reds have slapped an astounding £175.7million (€200million) price tag on the Egyptian star’s head after his outstanding performances this season but that a purely financial deal would not be considered, and that to prise him away Real would have to offer a player plus cash offer.
It is stated that 31-year-old shot stopper Navas and 21-year-old Ceballos, the latter of which has struggled for game time this season, are Liverpool’s targets, alongside £87.9million (€100million), to convince Jurgen Klopp to sell up.
Football Insider verdict
Salah is without a doubt the hottest piece of property in world football at the moment and if he lifts the Champions League with Liverpool in Kiev then his stock will be through the roof. Considering the sort of price tags that have been flying around in recent years, £175.7million does not seem out of the realms of reality for a man who has dismantled each and every side which have dared stand in front of him. Picking up Real’s two players as well as a hefty sum of cash seems to be the only way to get Klopp to part ways with his star man, although the players in question leave much to be desired. Navas is a solid if unspectacular keeper, hence why Real are willing to let him leave, while Ceballos has not been a regular in the starting XI with just 22 appearances this season. Are they really at the level Liverpool want to continue their success? Many would argue they would be better off keeping Salah – and they would probably be right.
In other Liverpool transfer news, one attacker is on the verge of the exit at Anfield after he completed a medical.