Liverpool have agreed terms with AS Roma for Egypt winger Mohamed Salah, with the deal reportedly worth up to a club-record £39 million.
Salah is currently travelling to Merseyside to undergo a medical and put pen to paper on a five-year, £90,000-a-week contract with the Reds.
The 25-year-old has been a long-term target for the club, with interest revived after Liverpool’s pursuit of Germany international Julian Brandt fell through.
This is expected to be worth £39 million, inclusive of performance-based add-ons, with a medical lined up for the earliest possible date and an announcement expected by Thursday.
Salah was initially mooted to join the Reds back in 2014, when he was still with Swiss club FC Basel.
But with Liverpool deliberating over a transfer fee, he opted to join Chelsea, spending a year with the Blues before leaving for Fiorentina on loan.
After a season in Florence, Salah then moved on a temporary basis to Roma, before joining the Serie A giants on a permanent basis last summer, for around £13 million.
With former Sevilla sporting director Monchi joining the Rome outfit this summer, the Spaniard has ensured a hefty profit for one of the club’s most important players from last season.
Salah scored 15 goals and assisted a further 13 in 31 league games as Roma finished second in Serie A.