Paris Saint Germain are weighing up the prospect of making a move for Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, according to Duncan Castles.
The Ligue 1 champions are considering a number of transfer possibilities this summer, with Kylian Mbappe still yet to put pen-to-paper on a contractual extension at the Parc de Princes.
And with Lionel Messi unlikely to join following Barcelona’s recent presidential election, Mauricio Pochettino and PSG could be forced to consider other options.
Featuring amongst the former Tottenham Hotspur manager’s summer transfer wishlist is none other than the Premier League’s joint-top goalscorer, Salah, according to Castles, per the Transfer Window Podcast.
Castles on Salah and PSG
“There is also an interest from Qatar, the nation-state that owns PSG, in Mohamed Salah, for very obvious reasons,” he said.
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“He’s the most popular player in the Arabic world, maybe the most popular sportsman.
“You have to include them as contenders for Salah’s signature, especially in a market where there are only two clubs who have proper resources to throw at transfers, Man City and PSG.
“We are talking about a situation where Liverpool know and have been planning for the exit of Salah or Mane when the right numbers came in.
“He should not be excluded as an option for PSG now that it looks like Messi isn’t going to happen and they have this Mbappe problem to solve.”
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It seems when it comes to Salah that the media enjoy going back and forth regarding the Liverpool man’s future.
Yes, Salah very-well could be interested by the prospect of a summer exit should the Reds fail to qualify for the Champions League – he wouldn’t be the first high-profile Anfield starlet to do so, either.
However, whether or not Salah would be willing to give up his role at Liverpool for a move to the French capital, remains to be seen.
Also, putting finances aside, the only way Jurgen Klopp or FSG would entertain selling one of their attacking stars this summer would be if a like-for-like replacement were brought in.
Indeed, Mbappe’s unresolved future with PSG has pointed towards a Liverpool move. Castles recently claimed that the Frenchman would welcome the chance to see his footballing talents utilised at Anfield, too.
So, unless Liverpool themselves were to directly benefit from the arrival of a player, who possessed similar qualities to that of Salah, it seems unlikely that Klopp or the board would entertain a sale.