Liverpool have rejected a bid from Saudi Pro League side Al Ittihad for Mohamed Salah.
The proposal – which is claimed to have been made in an ‘amicable’ phone call last night, is reportedly worth an initial £100m with ‘substantial’ add-ons included, too.
However, Liverpool have given the proposal ‘no consideration,’ turning it down ‘immediately.’
The Reds now reportedly now see the matter as being closed.
However, the Saudi side may not be on the same page. It’s claimed that despite their initial verbal offer being rejected, they are expected to ‘retain a strong interest’ in Salah.
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From Liverpool’s point of view, it’s good to finally get this out of the way. The talk of a will-they-won’t-they bid was getting too much.
Hopefully everyone can now put this matter behind them and get on with the season.
There should be full expectation that Al Ittihad will come back in for Mo at some stage. And Liverpool will be prepared for that. But the timing of this interest – and subsequent offer – meant that it was never going to happen now.
They can come back in with another bid, but the same response will be given. Hopefully they’ve now got the message loud and clear. He’s not for sale.