Al-Ittihad are reportedly pushing to sign Mohamed Salah this week because of the FIFA Club World Cup at the end of this year.

According to journalist Ben Jacobs, the Saudi Arabia side are desperate to recruit the Liverpool superstar before their transfer window closes this week due to the upcoming Club World Cup in Jeddah.

Al-Ittihad will take part in the competition given they are based in the host city, and having Salah signed ahead of the tournament this December would be quite the acquisition for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

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With Manchester City competing, signing Salah could help Al-Ittihad in the tournament as the Saudi Arabia giants look to set up an encounter with Pep Guardiola’s side.

And this is why Salah is being targeted so aggressively by Al-Ittihad this week, with Saudi Arabia’s transfer window shutting on Thursday.

Jacobs said on why the Saudi Arabia side are pushing for Salah: “Al-Ittihad want to push now because they would love to have him play in this year’s Club World Cup in Jeddah.”

Al-Ittihad have one last chance to sign Salah this week

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Al-Ittihad are fully aware that this week is make or break for them in their quest to sign Salah, and the next 48 hours will be key for the Saudi Arabian side.

With Liverpool insistent that the winger isn’t for sale, the Middle Eastern giants will have to throw everything at the wall if they’re to somehow pull off the impossible.

And with the Club World Cup three months away, Al-Ittihad and PIF could be forced into some drastic actions in the next two days.

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