Mohamed Salah: Al-Ittihad set to launch ‘world record £200m transfer bid for Liverpool star’

Mohamed Salah: Al-Ittihad set to launch ‘world record £200m transfer bid for Liverpool star’

Al-Ittihad have shrugged off Jurgen Klopp’s warning by formulating a £200million bid for Mohamed Salah, according to reports.

The Mail say the Saudi Arabian club are willing to make the Egyptian winger the most expensive footballer in history - and won’t let up until their transfer window shuts next Thursday.

Liverpool are determined not to sell Salah, 31, and are said to have rejected a £150m offer from Al-Ittihad early on deadline day.

Klopp told reporters before news of the £200m bid that his position “remains the same”. He said: “Absolutely no doubt about that. No offer as far as I know.”

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The Liverpool boss has already made clear his distaste for the mega spending seen by Saudi clubs this summer and admitted his fear that their window remaining open will prove disruptive to several European teams.

He continued: “I think the next two weeks will show how much of a challenge it is, because whatever happens there, obviously, nobody can react any more.

“That's something I think UEFA or whoever should have an eye on. Because we all have to protect the game, and we want [to].

“It's not illegal, it's the game, and obviously I love all my players who play now in Saudi Arabia. It's not like it distracts me now from my watching habits, but we have to make sure all these European leagues... stay as strong as they are.”

Liverpool hope to seal a deadline day signing of their own, with Ryan Gravenberch undergoing a medical on Friday afternoon ahead of a £34m move from Bayern Munich.