Roma have rejected a £28m bid from Liverpool for winger Mohamed Salah according to the Daily Mail.
Salah initially joined Roma on loan from Chelsea in 2015, but after an astonishing debut season where he finished as the club’s top goalscorer and was named Player of the Year, they made the switch permanent.
The Egyptian winger continued his impressive form into his second season in Italy – scoring 19 goals and registering 12 assists in 41 appearances which has attracted the interest of Liverpool.
Liverpool have targeted Salah in the past, but the 24-year-old opted to join Chelsea from FC Basel in 2014.
Jurgen Klopp sees Salah as the perfect addition to his Liverpool squad, a player of similar style to Sadio Mane who the Reds missed so dearly when he departed for the African Cup of Nations.
Salah is capable of playing on either wing and can even play centrally. He has bags of pace and an eye for goal that would hurt Premier League defences.
Liverpool can now offer Salah Champions League football and the chance to be a part of a squad hopeful of challenging for the Premier League title next season.
The Reds initial offer of £28m was rejected by Roma, who value Salah at around £40m. Klopp reportedly has a transfer war chest of around £150m this summer meaning the Merseyside club could improve their offer in the coming days.
Liverpool have already completed the signing of Dominic Solanke from Chelsea and are looking to continue their summer business with the signings of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig and Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton.
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