Al-Ittihad are ready to offer a world-record £200 million ($252m) for Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.
The Saudi Pro League side have already seen a £150m ($189m) bid for Salah turned down by the Reds. On Friday morning, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp gave little away when quizzed on the rumours, but according to The Daily Mail, Al-Ittihad will test the Premier League side’s resolve with a second, even more lucrative proposal.
It’s understood that Saudi officials have been in talks with Liverpool for some time over the transfer. They have based themselves in southern France for the duration of the talks, but the Reds are holding firm in their desire to keep hold of Salah.
Despite this, Liverpool did reportedly attempt to line up potential replacements for the free-scoring winger over the past two days. However, they found it challenging given that the Premier League summer transfer window closes on Friday evening.
Al-Ittihad seem unlikely to give up on Salah until the Saudi Pro League transfer deadline on September 7.