Liverpool are confident of pulling off a deal for Mohamed Salah at €40 million, even though AS Roma want €45 million.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Liverpool have submitted a bid of €32 million for Salah which was rejected but understand a deal can be struck for close to €40 million. Although the Reds have yet to submit their counter offer which would close the deal, more updates are expected this coming week.

Reports last week indicated that Liverpool have agreed personal terms with Salah and all that remained to be negotiated was a transfer fee. With Di Marzio’s report that a fee is close to being agreed, it seems as though all is falling in place for Mo Salah to move back to the Premier League.

The Egyptian scored 15 goals and provided 11 assists in 31 Serie A games appearances last season and is part of an elite group of players in Europe to get into double figures for goals and assists.

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With a two-legged play-off standing in Liverpool’s way of a return the Champions League, Jürgen Klopp is recruiting players that could play in Europe’s elite competition. Salah is an attacker that is known for his unbelievable pace and it wouldn’t come as a surprise if the combination of Salah and Sadio Mané slices open more than a few European sides next term.

With it likely that Philippe Coutinho will play a role in midfield from time to time, Salah and Mané will certainly have more than enough service with the Brazilian proving time and again that he’s a world class creative talent.

Liverpool fans have every right to be excited about the 2016/17 season if Mohamed Salah is the level of player that the club will be aiming to bring in.

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