According to James Pearce, Mohamed Salah is waiting to be given the green light to fly to Merseyside for his medical as Liverpool and Roma are yet to agree over a transfer fee.

Despite reports this morning from Goal’s Melissa Reddy indicating that the two clubs were close to a compromise, the Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce reports that this is not yet the case.

Led by sporting director Michael Edwards in dialogue with Roma’s Monchi, talks have progressed and Salah is expected to become the club’s second signing of the summer after Dominic Solanke was announced as joining the club.

Reddy reported this morning that Roma would compromise with Liverpool on a £35 million transfer fee after it became clear the Reds would not rise to their demands of close to £40 million.

James Pearce indicates that this is likely to be true although there is no certainty regarding when a fee will be agreed.

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Salah is currently on holiday and is waiting to be given the all clear to fly to Merseyside for a medical. The Egyptian could become Liverpool’s record signing, replacing Andy Carroll who joined Liverpool for £35 million in 2011.

James Pearce writes that Salah is “relishing the prospect of returning to the Premier League and playing for Jürgen Klopp.” He also goes on to say that the Reds are looking to get the Egyptian winger to commit to the club on a five-year contract.

Signing Salah for £35 million (plus add-ons) will be good be business as he will add quality and depth to a side which struggled hugely in Sadio Mané’s absence last season.

The Roma winger will also aid Liverpool in their Champions League mission as the Reds rejoin the big boys.

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