Liverpool ready to return with improved Salah bid

Liverpool are thought to be confident of signing Mohamed Salah, despite seeing their opening offer of £28million rejected by Roma.

Having secured their place in the top-four of the Premier League last season the Reds will be back in the UEFA Champions League next, and Jurgen Klopp is determined to ensure progress continues to be made at the club. In fact, the German coach hopes to be one of the busiest during the transfer window, and has already agreed a deal for Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke.

Next on the wanted list at Anfield appears to be Salah, although an initial bid of £28million was rejected by the Giallorossi earlier this week. Despite this, the two clubs are not too far away with their valuations, and The Telegraph claim the Merseyside club are growing increasingly confident of signing the Egypt international who struggled to make an impact in his previous spell in England.

In fairness to the 24-year-old, his time at Chelsea, who signed him from Basel for £11million in January 2014, was not one which gave him much opportunity. Indeed, he was only given 19 first team appearances by the Stamford Bridge club, who were happy to loan him out to Fiorentina and Roma before eventually selling him to the latter for around £13million.

Salah has impressed whilst in Serie A, scoring 35 league goals in two-and-a-half years. But Roma are under pressure to balance the books during the summer, and they would be prepared to let the forward, who has scored 29 goals in 52 appearances for his country, leave for around £35million rather than offloading a number of squad players to recover such a fee.

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