Mohamed Salah pictured with Liverpool shirt as Jurgen Klopp eyes £35million man as first of seven new signings

Roma wide-man Salah could be the first of seven new arrivals at Anfield with the man himself pictured with two fans with shirts while on international duty

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Mohamed Salah has been pictured with a Liverpool shirt as his expected £35million move to Anfield edges closer.

Jurgen Klopp's side rubber stamped Champions League football on the final day of the Premier League season and the Reds boss is set for a bumper summer spend as he looks to assemble a squad capable of challenging both at home and in Europe next term.

Roma wide-man Salah could be the first of seven new arrivals at Anfield with the man himself pictured with two fans with shirts while on international duty.

The 24-year-old Egyptian international scored 15 goals and added 11 assists as Roma finished second in Serie A this season and the move will see him return to England after a short spell with Chelsea between 2014 and 2016 where he made just 19 appearances.

Liverpool remain in the hunt for Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk but there is still work to be done on what would be a club-record deal.

The Dutchman is Klopp’s number one target this summer and the Reds hope the draw of the German boss will help them see off stiff competition from the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea to land him in what would represent a huge coup for both manager and club.

Formal negotiations between the clubs are yet to begin but the Saints are understood to be looking for in excess of £50million, a figure which would comfortably surpass the £35m the Reds paid for Andy Carroll in 2011.

Klopp is expected to be busy this offseason with Chelsea’s Dominic Solanke already set to arrive at the end of his contract.

Hull's Andrew Robertson is another target while RB Leipzig duo Naby Keita and Timo Werner have long been on Klopp's radar although the German club are remaining resolute in their stance that both players are not for sale.

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