Liverpool still want Mo Salah as this summer’s priority wing-target, despite opening talks with Sporting Lisbon about £40m-rated Gelson Martins.
Jurgen Klopp has identified Roma’s Egyptian flyer Salah as the man he wants to boost our frontline, but after Liverpool had an initial £28m bid for the 24-year-old rejected, progress has stalled.
Salah’s agreed £90k/week wages, but Roma are holding out for £42m according to Dave Maddock in the Mirror, a fee Liverpool won’t stretch to.
As a result, we’re now in dialogue with the Portuguese over their talented 22-year-old, but regard Martins as a Plan B option if we cannot reach an agreement with Salah.
We’re pretty sure we’ll get the Salah deal over the line at some point, just not quickly – as is always the case with Liverpool in the summer.
The player wants to come, we want him and Roma are in financial trouble. Perhaps we’ll meet in the middle, at around £35m, which seems fair for a wing-forward who bagged 19 goals last term.