AS Roma’s owner James Pallotta has denied that Liverpool are close to a move for Mohamed Salah despite John Cross reporting that the Reds are closing to signing him for £35 million.
From what has been reported in recent days, it would certainly seem as though former Chelsea and Basel winger Mohamed Salah is close to a move back to the Premier League. Last night, John Cross reported that Liverpool are close to a £35 million move for the Egyptian, with wages of £100,000 per week on offer.
That being said, however, AS Roma’s owner has come out about talk of Liverpool being on the verge of signing Salah.
“For now there is nothing. They continue to make offers for many of our players,” James Pallotta is told Italian media.
“If this is the case, three or four of our best players could leave.
“We will see, but to improve we need four or five reinforcements.”
Jürgen Klopp is keen to bolster his squad this summer ahead of a season in the Champions League, while also adding depth to cope with the four competitions that the Reds will have to contend with.
The Reds have been linked with the likes of Naby Keita, Virgil Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah. If Klopp can sign these three players, which looks increasingly difficult, while signing a new left-back, it’s certain to be a successful transfer window.
Liverpool’s rivals are certain to bring in new players this summer and while it’s not necessary a competition in terms of who can spend the most money (Liverpool would never win), it is vital that the right players are brought in to ensure last season’s mistakes aren’t repeated.