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Monday 11 December 2017

Salah set for Liverpool medical after 39m euro fee agreed with Roma

Mohamed Salah is closing in on a big-money move to Liverpool
Mohamed Salah is closing in on a big-money move to Liverpool

Roma winger Mohamed Salah is to undergo a medical at Liverpool on Thursday after the clubs agreed a 39million euro fee.

Press Association Sport understands negotiations have been finalised but, somewhat bizarrely, it is not yet known whether the transfer will break the club-record £35m the Reds paid Newcastle for striker Andy Carroll in January 2011.

That will depend on the exchange rate at the time the deal is formally concluded: 39m euros currently equates to about £34.3m.

Liverpool had an initial offer of £28million for the 25-year-old rejected earlier this month, but they have now come to a settlement having continued negotiations with the Serie A club.

The Premier League outfit have landed Salah at the second attempt as three years ago they were outbid by Chelsea, with the winger moving to Stamford Bridge for £11million from Basle.

That move did not work out for him and, after loan spells at Fiorentina and Roma, he joined the latter for £13million last summer.

The pacy attacker scored 15 Serie A goals last season - making it 29 league goals in two years - and provided 11 assists as Roma finished second, behind Juventus.

It is understood the agreed fee is inclusive of all add-on incentives attached to the deal.

Press Association

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