Jurgen Klopp has been told Liverpool must accept latest Mo Salah bid


Jurgen Klopp has been told Liverpool must accept latest Mo Salah bid

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been told the club could be forced to accept a second huge bid for Mohamed Salah.

Saudi Pro League club Al Ittihad have already had a £150m offer rejected by Liverpool for the 31-year-old and are believed to have returned with a massive second bid.

The Sun have reported that Al Ittihad have offered Liverpool an astonishing deal worth as much as £215m for the forward.

It is claimed that they have offered an initial £170m for Salah which could rise to £215m with add-ons.

If the full amount is paid, it would set a new transfer record – surpassing the £198m PSG paid to Barcelona for Neymar in 2017.

A delegation from Al Ittihad touched down in the UK on Monday night and are hoping to agree a deal before the Saudi Pro League transfer window closes on Thursday.

Salah has reportedly been offered £2.45m a week to quit Anfield with extra incentives.

"He has been tempted with a large percentage of shirt sales, a £55,000 win bonus as well as ambassadorial roles for at least three major Saudi companies for the duration of his contract," read The Sun's report.

"That could be worth an extra £18m with each firm willing to pay him £6m each."

Klopp has insisted Salah is not for sale this summer, claiming the club's stance has not changed following their weekend win over Aston Villa.

"I've never had, and I don't have now, doubts about his future, his commitment to this club," Klopp told Sky Sports.

"Believe me, you can't imagine how much fuss the whole world makes and how calm we are with it.

"He's our player, he wants to play here and that's it."

However, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has admitted Liverpool "can't turn down" a bid as high as Al Ittihad's latest offer.

Speaking last week, he told Sky Sports: "When you look at what Harry Kane went for, about £100m, and he is a year or two younger but he only had a year to go on his deal at Spurs. Salah has two years to go, he looks after himself really well.

"For Liverpool to sell now, they aren't going to want what he is worth, they will want more than that.

"He wouldn't be worth £150m without the Saudi market, probably closer to £100m. But why have they left it so late? If they wanted him so badly, and they were prepared to spend the money, why didn't they do it six months ago when they might have got him?

"It is up to Liverpool and it is up to Salah, he may not want to go. I think even for supporters who love him and don't want him to move, if that number keeps going up and up, there is a stage where they can't turn it down, and that would be £200m."
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