Sunday 25 February 2018

Liverpool set to sign Mohamed Salah in £35million deal as Jurgen Klopp eyes seven new signings this summer

Liverpool are closing in on the £35million signature of Mohamed Salah from Roma. Getty
Liverpool are closing in on the £35million signature of Mohamed Salah from Roma. Getty

Ben Burrows

Mohamed Salah could be a Liverpool player in a matter of days as Jurgen Klopp’s summer transfer plans begin to take shape.

The Reds secured Champions League football on the final day of the Premier League season and Klopp is set for a bumper summer spend as he looks to assemble a squad capable of challenging both at home and in Europe next term.

And Roma wide-man Salah could be the first of seven new arrivals at Anfield with a deal worth in the region of £35million understood to be near completion.

The 24-year-old Egyptian international scored 15 goals and added 11 assists as Roma finished second in Serie A this season and the move will see him return to England after a short spell with Chelsea between 2014 and 2016 where he made just 19 appearances.

Liverpool remain in the hunt for Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk but there is still work to be done on what would be a club-record deal.

The Dutchman is Klopp’s number one target this summer and the Reds hope the draw of the German boss will help them see off stiff competition from the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea to land him in what would represent a huge coup for both manager and club.

Formal negotiations between the clubs are yet to begin but the Saints are understood to be looking for in excess of £50million, a figure which would comfortably surpass the £35m the Reds paid for Andy Carroll in 2011.

Klopp is expected to be busy this offseason with Chelsea’s Dominic Solanke already set to arrive at the end of his contract.

Hull's Andrew Robertson is another target while RB Leipzig duo Naby Keita and Timo Werner have long been on Klopp's radar.

Independent News Service

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