Transfer news: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers given the green light to launch £8m bid for Mohamed Salah
Liverpool set to re-ignite their pursuit of Mohamed Salah after weeks of frustration
Monday 20 January 2014
Brendan Rodgers has been granted the funds by the Liverpool hierarchy to launch an £8m offer for FC Basel winger Mohamed Salah after weeks of continued interest.
According to The Mirror, the Kop manager met with the club's American owners John Henry and Tom Werner on Friday after they flew to Britain to discuss transfer dealings.
Salah has been at the top of Rodgers' agenda since last summer and Reds scouts have been monitoring the 21-year-old for much of the season.
It is thought that Rodgers is also keen to add a left-back, centre-back, midfielder and striker to his squad although he may now only make a move for Salah after the club informed him that funds would be low until the end of the season.
The rejuvenated Reds, fourth in the Premier League, will submit a written bid later this week and the Egyptian is known to be keen on a switch to English football.
One stumbling block, however, may be Basel's valuation of their star winger - thought to be around the £16m mark.
Latest in Sport
Ashley Cole and Luke Shaw rise to the bait to deny they are the rumoured 'gay England footballer'
West Brom 0 Manchester United 3 match report: Manchester United stick to the script as Robin Van Persie loses the plot
Chelsea 4 Tottenham Hotspur 0: Manager Tim Sherwood calls on Spurs to show guts following heavy defeat
Arsenal 4 Everton 1 match report: Revitalised Mesut Özil breathes life into Arsenal
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United: Is Wayne Rooney really in Robin van Persie’s way at United?
- 1 To those who can’t see the point of International Women’s Day: you are the very reason it exists
- 2 International Women's Day 2014: The shocking statistics that show why it is still so important
- 3 Orgasm machine to deliver climax at the push of a button
- 4 Singapore sting: Sky-high prices are pushing locals to the edge of affordability
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
White people become less racist just by moving to more diverse areas, study finds
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’