Liverpool are close to agreeing a £35 million move for Roma’s Egypt international winger Mohamed Salah, with a medical being lined up.
The 25-year-old emerged as the Reds’ priority wide target following Julian Brandt’s commitment to Bayer Leverkusen, with talks ongoing throughout June.
While Roma rejected their initial bid of £28 million, the two clubs are set to agree a deal worth around £35 million, according to reports on Monday morning.
Goal’s Melissa Reddy writes that this package will be inclusive of add-ons, suggesting Salah won’t become the club’s record signing.
This corroborates reports from the Times‘ Paul Joyce, with Liverpool edging closer to their second addition of the summer.
Salah has already agreed personal terms with the Reds, with the former Chelsea winger keen to make a move to Merseyside that was originally set to go ahead before his switch to Stamford Bridge.
Reddy reports that a medical could go ahead this week, with sources in Salah’s homeland claiming he was already scheduled at Melwood on Tuesday.
However, this seems unlikely, given Salah is currently in Egypt, enjoying a post-season break after a gruelling campaign that saw Roma finish second in Serie A, four points behind Juventus.