Mohamed Salah has already been the subject of a £150m bid that was rejected by Liverpool but a fresh £200m offer could come in from Al-Ittihad, which could prove tough to turn down

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Jurgen Klopp dismisses Mohamed Salah transfer talk

Jamie Carragher insist Liverpool cannot turn down £200m for Mohamed Salah if a world-record offer does come their way.

They’ve already turned down an offer of £150m from Al-Ittihad as the Saudi Pro League look to land one of football’s biggest names. The likes of Karim Benzema and Neymar have decided to head to the Middle East and reports suggest a record offer could soon arrive.

Salah moved to Anfield in 2017 for £43m and has excelled since minute one, winning numerous individual accolades whilst helping Liverpool claim Premier League and Champions League glory. The Egyptian remains one of the club’s leading lights, and Carragher has cast doubt over whether a deal will happen given how late the Saudis have come to the table.

He said on 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.”

Saudi champions Al-Ittihad want Mo Salah Saudi champions Al-Ittihad want Mo Salah (


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Carragher was then asked by fellow pundit Gary Neville if he thought the deal would happen and claimed: “I don’t think it will. It could have been a toss of a coin four to six weeks ago but it’s very late in the window. It would put Liverpool in a position where they couldn’t replace him straightaway and may have to wait until January.”

Saudi Arabian chiefs have been aggressive in their recruitment this summer, offering huge transfer fees and mammoth wages to turn heads this summer. Landing, who they believe, is the most famous Arab footballer in the world would also be a massive coup with Salah attracting a huge audience.

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Liverpool have already dealt with several Saudi sides this summer with Jordan Henderson and Fabinho both heading to the Middle East. Neither were expected to depart with their captain’s exit a particular surprise as he copped criticism from several fans groups.

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