Sources: PSG have interest in Mohamed Salah as Liverpool talk about selling superstar
Paris Saint-Germain have an interest in Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah ahead of the summer, sources have told Football Insider.
The Egyptian forward, 30, is on the radar of the French mega spenders amid doubts over the futures of all three of their iconic forwards – Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
Salah signed a new three-year Liverpool deal last year worth nearly £400,000-a-week, taking into account bonuses, running until the summer of 2025.
He has had a mixed campaign but remains an ace goal poacher and goal creator and has lost none of his devastating speed.
Salah’s return of 19 goals and nine assists from 34 matches this season is extremely impressive, and his durability and availability remains remarkable.
PSG have the funds to meet Liverpool’s likely asking price as well as match the left footer’s current Anfield deal, penned last summer following extensive negotiations.
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There is a further £48.5m financial commitment on the deal for the Merseysiders to pay.
The Merseysiders are planning a major overhaul on the back of a calamitous campaign amid takeover speculation and huge upheaval behind the scenes.
Fenway Sports Group principal owner John W Henry has clarified this week that he is not looking to sell Liverpool but indicated that fresh investment will be found.
FSG run the club on a self-sustainable basis and that means a series of expensive new signings are out of the question without new investment, or one or two big-name sales.
Football Insider revealed earlier this month (11 February) that Salah is the one Liverpool superstar the club may be willing to sell this summer who could secure a huge fee, with internal discussions held over who a potentially big-name sale.
The number of Liverpool players worth £50million-plus is a small group and would most likely only include Salah, Luis Diaz, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson and Nunez, with the latter four either at or approaching their peak.
Perhaps Diogo Jota and Virgil van Dijk would make the select band but the Dutch defender, widely seen as the best in the Premier League over the last half-decade, turns 32 in July and the Portugese has been badly hit by injury over the last 12 months.
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