£118m bid for Liverpool ‘crown jewel’ touted as ‘furious’ Klopp plots ‘late’ move for Everton target

Lewis Oldham
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah with the Al-Ittihad badge.
Liverpool could be fielding further offers for Mo Salah.

According to reports, Saudi Pro League outfit Al-Ittihad are ‘preparing’ a £118m bid for Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah.

The Liverpool standout has been heavily linked with a move to Saudi Arabia throughout this summer.

Earlier this month, Salah’s agent – Ramy Abbas Issa – insisted that the Egypt international is “committed” to Liverpool. 

He tweeted: “If we considered leaving LFC this year, we wouldn’t have renewed the contract last summer. Mohamed remains committed to LFC.”

Despite this, Salah continues to be linked with a move away from Anfield and he has reportedly ‘green-lighted’ a move to Saudi Arabia. 

The Daily Mail are now reporting that ‘Al-Ittihad are ready to test Liverpool’s resolve on Mo Salah and are preparing an eye-watering bid of around £118million for their star player’. They add.

‘Liverpool hold a firm stance that their star player is strictly not for sale and Mail Sport understands Jurgen Klopp would be furious at the club if Salah were to leave this summer. The Reds are aware any Salah exit could derail their season and Klopp’s entire project at Anfield.

‘But Saudi chiefs have travelled to Europe and Mail Sport understands they have received encouragement that the player would be keen to listen to offers. Clubs in the Gulf state view Salah as their crown jewel ahead of the Club World Cup on home soil in December.

‘Saudi Pro League chief executive Saad al-Lazeez travelled to France on Tuesday and will base himself in Cannes for the remainder of the European transfer window to make late attempts to tempt more stars to their growing league.’

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Liverpool are naturally being linked with several attackers who could be long-term replacements for Salah.

PSV Eindhoven starlet has emerged as a potential option after he grabbed nine goals and six assists in 39 appearances for the Dutch outfit last season.

Football Insider are reporting that Liverpool are ‘lining up a late’ move for Bakayoko but they face competition from Crystal Palace, Everton and Burnley. They explain.

‘My understanding is that Palace are interested in signing PSV Eindhoven wide forward Johan Bakayoko.

‘The 20-year-old is set to be one of the most in-demand players in the final days of the window.

‘Everton and Liverpool are both interested in a late move and are working on that after new discussions, while Burnley have seen two bids rejected – the last of which was worth around £17.2million.

‘I’m told any interested suitor would likely have to pay £25million to land him – with the player all set to stay in the Eredivisie if group stage qualification is achieved.’

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