Al Ittihad keen on record Mohamed Salah deal

Al Ittihad remain keen on trying to bring Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the Saudi Pro League before their transfer window closes in September, sources have confirmed to 90min.

The transfer window covering the Pro League runs until 20 September – giving Saudi clubs a little more time than those in Europe’s top leagues to bring in new players. That means Al Ittihad have nearly an extra three weeks to try and work out a deal for Salah.

Salah is understood to be keen on moving to Saudi Arabia, but the main hurdle for any deal is whether Liverpool will agree to let him leave, without having the chance of signing a direct replacement. They at least are well stocked across their forward line already, being able to call on the likes of Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz, Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez, amongst others.

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90min understands that Al Ittihad are willing to offer Liverpool a deal worth in excess of £120m which would be a club record for the Anfield giants and also a British record sale beating the initial £116m, before add-ons, the Reds bagged from the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in early 2018.

Should Salah move, he would also be in line to become the highest paid player in world football, surpassing even the salary of Al Nassr’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

Liverpool have so far been firm in their stance that they are not willing to sell Salah, but sources with knowledge of the situation have insisted to 90min that a deal could yet be done.

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