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Roma tell Liverpool €32 million isn't enough to bring top target Salah to Anfield

Klopp has identified the forward as one of his key transfer targets this summer.

Salah has been the standout performer for Roma over the last two seasons.
Salah has been the standout performer for Roma over the last two seasons.
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LIVERPOOL HAVE IDENTIFIED Mohamed Salah as one of their primary transfer targets this summer as the club’s pursuit of the Egyptian forward continues.

The Reds have reportedly had a bid of €32 million (£28 million) for Salah turned down by Roma, with the clubs now holding fresh talks as Jurgen Klopp looks to strengthen his squad ahead of next season.

According to reports, Roma want at least €40 million for the 24-year-old, who scored 15 goals in 31 Serie A appearances last term.

Liverpool have been keen on Salah for some time and missed out on his signature back in 2014 when he chose to join Chelsea from Basel for close to €13 million.

The Egypt international struggled in the Premier League, however, as he failed to break into the first team at Stamford Bridge before being sent out on loan to Fiorentina and Roma.

He then completed a permanent move to the Stadio Olimpico in 2016 and has established himself as one of the league’s most dangerous players, helping Roma to a second-place finish last season. Salah has scored 29 goals in 65 league outings for the club.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have unveiled their new away kit for the 2017/18 campaign.

The Reds, who qualified for the Champions League after finishing fourth in the Premier League, have released a white and green design ahead of the club’s 125-year anniversary.

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And the strip will no doubt be familiar to many fans who were around during the 1990s, with the strip resembling Liverpool’s 1995-96 away kit.

Liverpool supporters will be keen to see a few new faces in the kit as the Merseysiders look to compete on four fronts under Klopp next season.

The Reds have already done some business ahead of the transfer window opening on 1 July, with an agreement in place to sign young striker Dominic Solanke from Chelsea and they continue to keep tabs on Salah.

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