Saudi Pro League side Al Ittihad are pushing ahead with a move to sign Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.
Salah has long been seen as a potential jewel in the crown of the Saudis campaign to put themselves and their league on the football map. But up until now, claims that he could leave Liverpool have been strongly resisted.
According to journalist Rudy Galetti though, that isn’t going to stop Al Ittihad. Writing on Twitter last night, Galetti claimed that Fabinho’s new team have now sent a ‘huge offer’ for the Egyptian to Liverpool.
“Al Ittihad don’t give up for Salah,” says the journalist. “The club sent a huge offer (more than $100m [£78m]) to convince especially Klopp – who rejected the idea of his farewell so far – to let him go.
“If Liverpool will accept, it’ll be the most expensive deal in the history of Saudi League.”
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Salah going nowhere
Despite Salah’s very own agent publicly saying on a number of occasions that this isn’t happening, it doesn’t seem to stop the rumours.
At this stage though, it would be the shock of all shocks if Mo were to leave Liverpool now.
In a year’s time, perhaps things will be different. If the Reds can’t get back to where they belong this season, then maybe Salah will assess his options.
But for the time being, the Egyptian King is by all accounts fully focused on Liverpool.
To that end, it has been a decent start to the season from Mo. A Premier League goal and assist already is a good return from two games.
He may have been upset to be substituted against Chelsea on opening day, but the 31-year-old seems as happy and relaxed as ever.
Galetti’s insinuation is that Al Ittihad’s offer is yet to receive a response. If the bid does really exist, it won’t be long before it gets a very clear one. The answer is no.