Liverpool ready €40 million offer for Roma's Salah

Ross Houston
June 13, 2017

Although Liverpool didn't sign a winger in the winter transfer window for whatever reason, adding Salah to his side will give Klopp an extra dynamic in a team which relies exclusively on Mané for pace.

This morning there was an update from Egypt, confirming the deal was close.

Egyptian sports website Yallakora, who were the first to report news of Salah's agent paying a visit to London to push the deal through a couple of weeks ago, now claim that Liverpool have increased their bid to £35.2m, with an extra £4.4m in add-ons.

On Monday afternoon there is more news from Italy, via Corriere dello Sport, who reveal that Salah is nearly a Liverpool player.

Roma are under financial strain from Federation Internationale de Football Association and, bound by FFP rules, they must balance their books by the end of June, according to Corriere dello Sport.

It remains to be seen whether Roma will accept this latest bid as the newspaper says the offer is still short of their £44m asking price but it shows that Liverpool certainly mean business.

Salah could play on the right, with Sadio Mane moving to the left - enabling Coutinho to move into the central playmaker role he excelled in towards the end of the campaign.

Liverpool finished in fourth place in the Premier League table and secured a place in next term's Champions League.

It was looking like our pursuit of Mo Salah had gone worryingly quiet, but today, there's some good news for Liverpool fans who are craving Roma's flyer.

Back in 2014, Liverpool were close to signing Mohamed when he used to play for Swiss side Basel, however, he ended up moving to Stamford Bridge instead. Since then he has impressed on a regular basis in Italy, first with Fiorentina, then with Roma.

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