Liverpool will refuse offers for Mohamed Salah this Summer.
That’s according to The Times, who are reporting that only Paris Saint Germain, Real Madrid and Barcelona can afford the kind of money it would take to change the situation.
Brazil international Neymar made a move last Summer which changed the landscape of the transfer market and that has seen Salah’s value rise massively after his impact at Anfield this season.
Paris Saint German paid Barcelona around £200m to sign Neymar and that saw player prices rise dramatically – including that of Philippe Coutinho, who swapped Anfield for the Camp Nou in a deal worth a reported £145m in January.
Liverpool paid what now looks a modest fee of £37m to bring the Egypt international back to the Premier League from Serie A club AS Roma before Neymar made his move and it is looking a better deal with each goal.
Salah has now scored thirty-six goals so far this season, following his four goal haul in Saturday’s 5-0 demolition of Watford at Anfield and that has seen interest in his services increase.
The article reports that both Manchester City and Manchester United know that Liverpool would point blank refuse to do business with them if they made a move for Salah, so he would not be staying in England should he leave the club.
But it looks highly unlikely that the twenty-five year old will be pushing for an exit after just one season with the club – and Jurgen Klopp would not be keen on letting another star player walk out of the door.
A report from ESPN also claims that Salah has no release clause in his contract.
Their Liverpool correspondent, Glenn Price, has written that “a source” has informed them that there is no release fee set in his deal with the club.