Real Madrid and Barcelona have supposedly relaxed their media-elevated interest in Mohamed Salah ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
The two La Liga giants have been touted as potential suitors for the Egyptian, who has naturally been linked with a move away courtesy of his emphatic first season back in England.
Salah produced the winner on Saturday as Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-1 to tighten their grip on third place in the Premier League.
It marked his 37th goal of the season across all competitions and his 29th in the league, reminding all that interest from abroad will come as no surprise.
That said, Real Madrid have quashed suggestions of a pursuit of Salah whilst Barcelona are prioritising Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, according to the Daily Express. An omission of specific sources leave such claims as ones to be taken lightly.
Liverpool will have no intention of letting the 25-year-old leave for any price in the summer following Philippe Coutinho’s £142million move to Barcelona in January.
Salah is seemingly in line for a lucrative new deal at Anfield with the potential to propel him to a place as one of the club’s highest earners.
A desire to tie him down for the future stems from the prolific form that has seen him surface as a key component in helping Jurgen Klopp’s men mount a serious title challenge and assert themselves as regular competitors on the European stage.
Rumours of similar contract rewards for Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane reaffirm the vision of Liverpool’s notorious front three spearheading the club’s rise.
It’s well worth Europe’s elite clubs giving up now, because Liverpool won’t be letting another talisman leave anytime soon.