Al-Ittihad are reportedly ready to test Liverpool’s resolve with a €150 million bid for Mohamed Salah before the summer window closes.
The Egypt international striker is tied to a contract at Anfield until 2025 and has not publicly expressed a desire to break the deal. However, there are reports that interest from Saudi Arabia has caught him in a tizzy.
Read also – Hervé Renard’s successor known
According to CBS SportsAl-Ittihad, who already have Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema, are preparing a huge offer for Salah. The Saudi leaders will also offer the 31-year-old a contract that would put him on a par with Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar’s wages, which are higher than the Frenchman’s.
With an offer of £86m in guaranteed payments and £43m in performance bonuses, such a deal would break Saudi transfer records. Liverpool do not intend to ratify the sale, but could be forced to if Salah decides to join the talks.
Al-Ittihad are looking to sign other big-name players ahead of the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup, which will take place in Saudi Arabia in December. There are also reports that Al-Ittihad are considering signing former Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain defender Sergio Ramos, who is also a free at the age of 37.