Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund are reportedly willing to make Mohamed Salah the highest-paid footballer in history to leave Liverpool.

According to 90min, PIF have plans to make the 31-year-old winger the richest player in the sport, surpassing the likes of other Saudi Arabia-based stars, namely Cristiano Ronaldo.

Salah has been strongly linked with a move to Al-Ittihad this summer, one of four Saudi Pro League clubs now owned by the government’s PIF, a key reason behind the nation’s mass spending.

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Despite giving out huge contracts to the likes of Ronaldo, Neymar and Karim Benzema this year, Salah remains Saudi Arabia’s number one target, with a record-breaking deal now in the works.

With Al-Ittihad also expected to make a £200m transfer offer for Liverpool to sign Salah, the Saudi Arabia side are seemingly stopping at nothing to land the Liverpool man.

Indeed, whilst Salah doesn’t come across as a player who is influenced by money, a world-record contract might just be too good to turn down, much to Liverpool’s annoyance.

Salah to Saudi Arabia could now actually happen

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With no method of signing a replacement, Liverpool know that they are screwed if Salah decides to accept the pending offer from Saudi Arabia.

And the odds of the winger now agreeing to move to the Middle East could be quite high, with a world-record offer potentially enough to convince the forward to quit Anfield this week.

Whilst the odds still remain low, there’s simply no telling what Saudi Arabia could do this week, and Salah staying at Liverpool has to be the outcome every Red supporter wants to see.

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