Former Chelsea man Mohamed Salah is reportedly demanding over £300,000 to sign a new contract at Liverpool.
The Egyptian wideman, who found the net with a wonderful solo strike against Manchester City at the weekend, is out of contract at the end of next season, with the Reds reportedly debating whether to hand him a big-money deal, according to The Independent.
One of those who will surely be looking to jump on any potential move should the Reds elect not to extend Salah’s stay is Chelsea, who are already reportedly forking out considerable wage packets for the likes of Romelu Lukaku and N’Golo Kante, as per Sportrac.
A move would obviously depend on whether Salah wants to leave Liverpool, the Reds are willing to sell him to a direct rival, and of course if the player himself is interested in a move back to Stamford Bridge.
Salah initially signed for the Blues in January 2014 from Swiss outfit Basel. He found opportunities hard to come by though and made just 19 outings for the club, while joining the likes of Fiorentina and AS Roma on-loan.
A permanent transfer to the Italian capital then followed before his move back to the Premier League when he joined Liverpool and the 29-year-old has netted 134 goals for the Reds – winning the Golden Boot twice.
Back in 2014, when Chelsea initially sealed the signature of the Egyptian wideman, then Blues boss Jose Mourinho predicted Salah to reach the ‘top’ of world football.
The Portuguese said: “We think with him and André Schürrle, Eden Hazard, Oscar and Willian we will be fine. We lose an experienced top player like Juan Mata but we bring in a young player with great potential.
“Willian did that transition from his previous world to the top world of football. Hopefully, if Salah comes, he can do the same. He has some experience in Europe, the Europa League, Champions League, so he’s not a naive boy.
“Hopefully he comes and hopefully with the talented players we have around in the same positions we all can develop together.”
Source by Football London