Sky journalist: Liverpool must spend £35m to sign 19-goal attacker, player wants to leave
By Will Butcher
Liverpool must make a second bid of £35million to sign Roma forward Mohamed Salah, according to a Sky journalist.
Sky Sports Italy correspondent Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed on his personal website this week that Salah was the subject of a bid between £27.8million and £29.5million from the Reds.
However, it is believed the eight-figure offer for the former Chelsea ace has been rejected as Liverpool look to bring Salah to Anfield after scoring 19 goals this season.
Sky Sports transfer expert Kaveh Solhekol claimed on his personal Twitter account that the Merseyside giants would have to spend £35million on Salah, who is “ready to leave” Roma.
Sky in Italy: Roma will sell Mohamed Salah to Liverpool if they raise their offer to €40m. Talks ongoing. Salah ready to leave
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) June 2, 2017
Along with his 19 goals this season, the 52-time Egypt international has added 15 assists as he inspired Roma to an impressive second-placed finish in Serie A.
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Salah, who has two years remaining on his contract with the Italian giants, could be Liverpool’s marquee signing this summer after helping Roma qualify for the Champions League.
Roma’s number 11 made just 13 Premier League appearances for Chelsea after the Blues brought the attacker to Stamford Bridge from Swiss side Basel in January 2014.
Salah would rival the likes of Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho if brought to Merseyside this summer, as Klopp also prepares for a Champions League campaign.
Football Insider verdict:
Liverpool’s Premier League title push suffered earlier this season following the loss of Sadio Mane to the African Cup of Nations. Bringing in depth, then, is crucial in Klopp’s desire to rival the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham. There is no doubt that Salah would thrive if given regular game time on Merseyside after shining in the top tier of Italian football this season.
In other Liverpool transfer news, former midfielder Don Hutchison has given his opinion on Salah.