- Real Madrid take their firsts steps towards trying to sign Mohamed Salah
- Egyptian tipped as summer target for the under-pressure La Liga club
- Salah’s agent believed to have held talks with Madrid president
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Real Madrid have reportedly launched their first effort towards signing Mohamed Salah from Liverpool at the end of the season.
The Spanish club are supposedly keen on adding the Egyptian to their ranks in the summer as they seek a fresh start in response to their stuttering season.
Madrid currently sit fourth in the La Liga table and are already 19 points behind leaders Barcelona, with pressure mounting on manager Zinedine Zidane.
Salah has surfaced as one possible solution courtesy of his explosive start to life at Liverpool since his move from Roma.
The forward’s agent Ramy Abbas Issa helds talks with Real president Florentino Perez, giving the club reason to be confident over agreeing a deal, according to Spanish outlet Diario Gol, as translated by the Express.
The Spanish media has grown into a notorious habit of fabricating nonsense transfer rumours in recent years in an attempt to accelerate high calibre deals.
This proved to be the case last summer during Barcelona’s lengthy pursuit of Philippe Coutinho.
Interest in Salah, if true, would come as no surprise to Reds given the stunning form that has seen him thrive upon his return to England.
The former Chelsea man already has 24 goals and seven assists to his name this season and has swiftly formed a fierce understanding with attacking teammates Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
There is next to no chance of Liverpool relinquishing their grip on his talent just a year after signing him, especially following Coutinho’s January departure.
The Reds held off Barca last year and there’s no reason why they can’t do the same when Madrid come calling.