Salah key to Liverpool ‘joint offer’ as PSG chief is ‘great fan’ of attacker set to be ‘the pillar of project’

Date published: Wednesday 18th January 2023 9:06 - Lewis Oldham

Liverpool takeover update

PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi is reportedly set to make a ‘joint offer’ to buy Liverpool and he has big plans for forward Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool have been up for sale since the start of November as the club’s owners – Fenway Sports Group – produced a ‘full presentation for interested parties’.

The Premier League side have enjoyed a lot of success during their time at the helm but they have been criticised in recent years with some supporters claiming that Jurgen Klopp should have been backed more in the transfer market.

FSG were also slammed for their involvement in the planned introduction of the European Super League.

Several parties have been linked with the club in recent weeks, who are seeking new investment at the same time as rivals Manchester United.

British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe has emerged as a potential buyer of Man Utd after he failed to become the new owner of Chelsea last year.

Liverpool meanwhile are being linked with PSG supremo Al-Khelaifi. The Qatar-born businessman has been the president of the Ligue 1 side since 2011.

He is now reportedly looking to invest in a Premier League club. Buying a minority stake in Tottenham has been discussed as a possibility this month. 

But Egyptian outlet Elbalad are reporting that PSG and Qatar will make a ‘joint offer to buy Liverpool’.

This has been thought about ‘for more than two months’ and the ‘decision was taken in December’.

The report adds that Al-Khelaifi is a ‘great fan and lover’ of Salah and he previously ‘aimed to bring him to PSG’.

The attacker was linked with a move to PSG earlier this year before he penned a contract extension at Liverpool. His contract was due to be up in 2024 but his new deal is up in 2025.

They state that Salah ‘will be one of the pillars of the Qatar project of Liverpool’. It is unclear what this would entail for the Egypt international if true, but you would imagine that he would be part of several high-profile marketing campaigns.

This should be taken with a pinch of salt though as The Athletic are reporting that ‘senior FSG sources have dismissed recent speculation that they are on the brink of selling Liverpool to a Qatari consortium or anyone else’.

It is stated that ‘no discussions are at an advanced stage’ and ‘their current preference is to sell a small portion of the club’.

FSG simply selling a minority stake in Liverpool is now considered to be ‘increasingly likely’ with the club valued ‘in excess of £3 billion’.

Though it is noted that FSG’s plans could alter if a sizable bid is tabled by an interested party.

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