Roma warn Liverpool over transfer target Mohamed Salah but leave door open for Reds move

Klopp is looking for as many as seven new signings this summer with 24-year-old Salah, once of Chelsea, seen as a key part of a comprehensive overhaul

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Roma have warned Liverpool they won't be bullied into selling Mohamed Salah.

The Reds are keen on the 24-year-old with a move for a fee in the region of £35million understood to be close as Jurgen Klopp begins a busy summer of recruitment.

Klopp is looking for as many as seven new signings with Salah, once of Chelsea, seen as a key part of a comprehensive overhaul as the German looks to build a squad capable of challenging in both the Premier League and the Champions League.

Egyptian international Salah has emerged as one of Klopp's top targets after scoring 15 goals last season.

But new Roma sporting director Monchi is insistent his club would not be forced into selling below their valuation of the player, but crucially did not rule out Salah making the move to Anfield.

"For Salah there is an offer from an English club but the price will be set by Roma, not the buyers," he told a press conference for the presentation of new coach Eusebio Di Francesco. "As I've said before, Roma is not a supermarket. Roma is a team that will represent Italy in Europe.

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"We came second in Serie A and our idea is to keep as good a team as possible. At the same time no club exists that does not sell players."

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