Thursday 22 February 2018

Roma are waiting for Liverpool to make a decisive move in their pursuit of Mohamed Salah - reports

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
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Roma are anticipating a fresh offer from Liverpool that will get close to their £35m valuation of Mohamed Salah, according to the latest reports in Italy.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has identified Salah as one of his top transfer targets this summer, yet there has been a lengthy debate over a fee for the former Chelsea attacking star as the Anfield club have refused to pay Roma's asking price.

There were suggestions that Liverpool were looking at alternative options as they struggled to settle on a price for Salah, but Sky Italy are reporting that a deal may now be close.

They claim that personal terms have been agreed between Liverpool and Salah, with the Italian club aware that the player's agent has been negotiating a deal for his client in recent weeks.

All that remains is agreement on a fee for Salah, with Liverpool expected to offer a package that gets close to the £35m Roma are demanding for their 25-year-old winger.

Salah's agent has been in London this week as a deal edges closer, with Roma making it clear they will not sell the player unless their asking price is met.

“It is true that there is a bid for Salah from an English club, but the price is made by Roma, so we will decide, depending on the circumstances,” stated Roma's Sporting Director Monchi.

"Roma does not want to sell players, Roma wants to build the best team for our goals. Only for Salah is there a deal."

Klopp is keen to have some of his new arrivals in place before he returns to Liverpool's training base, with Liverpool's Champions League play-off game now less than nine weeks away.

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