Liverpool are believed to be set to approach AS Roma with an improved offer for priority wide target Mohamed Salah later this weekend.
The 25-year-old is considered Jurgen Klopp‘s primary focus at this stage in the transfer window, with the German eager to add further firepower to his attacking line.
Salah is said to be eager to join Liverpool, and is even reported to have already agreed personal terms with the Reds.
And according to Sky Sports, Roma are now “expecting” an improved offer this weekend, having previously rejected a bid worth £28 million.
Roma’s valuation of Salah is at least £35 million, which could break Liverpool’s current transfer record, in what is set to be a busy summer for Klopp.
The Reds have already seen a potential £60 million deal for Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk break down, but there remain slim hopes that they can revive their interest this summer.
Furthermore, RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita is also on Klopp’s radar, but the Guinean would also require a record fee to prise him from the Bundesliga side.
Liverpool have already secured one signing in Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke, though the fee is yet to be determined.
Andre Wisdom is the Reds’ only confirmed departure beyond a host of expired contracts, with the long-serving defender joining Derby County in a deal worth up to £4.5 million.
Salah’s arrival would likely satisfy Liverpool U18s coach Steven Gerrard, who highlighted the need to add to Klopp’s forward line earlier this week.
Speaking to BT Sport, the Reds legend identified left-back and attack as the two key areas to address in the transfer window.
“I think we need someone in the left-back position,” he explained.
“James [Milner] has done a fantastic job, but it would be nice to have another option out there as well.
“And maybe one more attacking player, to give us a bit more firepower and help us unlock these defences that are playing really narrow and compact.
“But I don’t think we need major construction, I think it’s just a couple of the pieces of the jigsaw left, and I’m really happy with where we are at the moment.”
Contrary to Sky Sports’ claims, however, reports in Portugal have suggested Liverpool are preparing a £44 million bid for Sporting CP winger Gelson Martins.