Liverpool have been told to offer more than £28million for Mohamed Salah, and might have to break their club transfer record to sign him, according to reports.
Salah, a target for the Reds in the past, has emerged as one of their biggest subjects of interest this summer.
According to The Guardian, Liverpool have already held initial talks with Serie A side Roma over a potential transfer, and have ‘indicated they would be prepared to offer £28m’ for the winger.
However, Roma are thought to be holding out for more, and the Daily Mail claim that an offer of at least £40m would be required to push the signing through.
That would break the club’s current transfer record, which stands at £35m – the fee required to sign Andy Carroll from Newcastle in 2011.
The Guardian add that Salah is one of manager Jurgen Klopp’s ‘top priorities’ as he makes plans to improve his squad ahead of an assault on the Champions League next season.
Furthermore, it’s also claimed that the Reds are prepared to double Salah’s reported £65,000 a week wages to move to Anfield and put him just ahead of Adam Lallana as the club’s second highest earner.
Salah almost moved to Anfield in 2014 before eventually choosing to move to Chelsea, but his spell in the Premier League was brief.
The Egyptian has found success in Italy with Roma, and he scored 15 goals and assisted a further 13 in 31 Serie A games this season.