TRANSFER: Fabrizio Romano releases behind-scenes update on Mohamed Salah at Anfield

Mohamed Salah has been linked with a move to the Saudi Pro League ahead of the fast-approaching deadline, but Liverpool remain insistent Mohamed Salah is ‘not for sale and they don’t want to negotiate’ after a key decision has been made at Anfield, transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano has exclusively told GIVEMESPORT.

Although the Reds’ squad has been given a makeover during the summer window, having recouped more than £50million from departures, boss Jurgen Klopp is eager to hold onto his talisman beyond the fast-approaching deadline.

As per CBS Sports, Al-Ittihad are preparing to test Liverpool’s resolve by launching a bid worth close to £129million after identifying Salah as their top priority ahead of the Saudi Pro League’s window slamming shut on September 20.

The report suggests the Egypt international, who has got his name on the scoresheet 187 times since linking up with the Merseyside giants, would surpass Neymar as the most expensive signing in the division’s history if the Reds accept the forthcoming proposal.

Salah’s agent Ramy Abbas has dismissed the possibility of his client accepting the offer and becoming the latest Premier League star to take advantage of the lavish spending in the League.

Alex Crook, the talkSPORT reporter, recently told GIVEMESPORT that Klopp would be facing a ‘nightmare’ situation if the winger is allowed to join Al-Ittihad, where he would link-up with former teammate Fabinho following his £40million switch from Anfield last month.

Salah has entered the final two years of his £350,000-per-week contract at Liverpool, and he would stand to secure a significant pay rise by rubber-stamping a move to the reigning Saudi Pro League champions.

That is because Al-Ittihad are willing to hand the 31-year-old a salary package worth close to £1.5million-per-week, which would make him one of the best-paid players in the world.

Romano understands that Liverpool have maintained that Salah will not be allowed to embark on a fresh challenge before the transfer window closes.

The Italian journalist is aware that the Reds are refusing to countenance a switch as Friday’s 11pm deadline means they have little time to source a replacement.

Romano told GIVEMESPORT: “Of course, there has been a lot of talk, but Liverpool are insisting on their position. The player is not for sale and they don’t want to negotiate.

“Liverpool keep stating that in private, as they did in public with Jurgen Klopp. They want to keep Mo Salah at the club.

“Also, it would be difficult to replace Mo Salah in two or three days in the transfer market, so that’s the position of the club.”




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