Italian Serie A defending champions Juventus are preparing a £175million move for Liverpool star Mohamed Salah, according to sensational reports.
Salah, 26, left Serie A rivals Roma in 2017 to join the Anfield club and has been one of the best players in the world over the last 18 months. According to Sky News Arabia, though, Cristiano Ronaldo is backing a stunning attempt to lure Salah back to Italy this summer and has given the “green light” to the move. And they believe the second-biggest transfer fee of all time could persuade Liverpool to sell their star man.
Salah – who stunned fans on Sunday by shaving off his beard – is the joint-top scorer in the Premier League with Sergio Aguero this season with17 goals matched. Since arriving for a bargain £34.3m, Salah has scored 64 goals for the Reds, including 45 last season as Liverpool reached the Champions League final.
He was named PFA Player of the Year and will now be hoping to land Liverpool their first Premier League title. His side are second in the league, level on points with Manchester City, but have a game in hand on the reigning champions. After two years at Chelsea, in which he was loaned out twice, he joined Roma in 2016 and enjoyed a stellar season before being picked up by Jurgen Klopp.
Ronaldo, 34, joined Juventus from Real Madrid last summer and the thought combination of him and Salah will have defences across Europe on red alert.
The futures of both Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa are in doubt, which would pave the way for Salah to walk into the Juventus starting XI. Dybala had a bust-up with manager Massimiliano Allegri last week and is today said to be edging closer to a move to Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Costa put Manchester United on alert after liking a Twitter post linking him with a move to Old Trafford.