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Liverpool finally agree deal worth up to £39 million with Roma for Mohamed Salah

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.

Now, Salah is poised to become the Reds’ second signing of the summer, following former Chelsea team-mate Dominic Solanke through the Shankly Gates.

According to Goal‘s Melissa Reddy, Liverpool have agreed a deal with Roma that could exceed the £35 million paid to sign Andy Carroll from Newcastle United in 2011.

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.

ST. LOUIS, USA - Monday, August 1, 2016: AS Roma's Mohamed Salah in action against Liverpool during a pre-season friendly game on day twelve of the club's USA Pre-season Tour at the Busch Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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.

He is expected to arrive as a foil for fellow winger Sadio Mane, providing Jurgen Klopp with one of the speediest attacking duos in European football.

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