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Salah poses with Liverpool shirt as he closes in on £35m Anfield switch

Date Posted,June 7, 2017

Mohamed Salah has posed with a Liverpool shirt as he closes in on a £35million return to the Premier League.

The Egyptian has unfinished business in the top flight after a disappointing spell with Chelsea but found his best form with Roma this season, scoring 15 goals and laying on 13 more for his teammates in 31 Serie A outings.

While a £28m bid has already been rejected by Roma, and Liverpool will not be held to ransom, their interest is still active and there is a degree of confidence Salah will make the move.

And Salah posing for a picture alongside two Reds fans holding shirts will only serve to increase speculation.

Twitter user Ahmed Essam posted the snap, adding: “Welcome to @LFC, then the player’s Twitter name @22mosalah and the hashtags #LFC #YNWA #JFT96 #LFCAR.”

While reports from Italy over the weekend suggested an agreement was imminent, a fee has yet to be agreed with no talks having taken place since last week.

Roma are holding out for a fee that would see the Anfield side smash their club record of £35m paid to Newcastle United for Andy Carroll in 2011.

Liverpool, though, are refusing to pay over the odds for the 24-year-old, and are considering alternative players should a deal not materialise.

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Liverpool have already had a bid for Salah rejected (Photo: AFP)
The Egyptian shone for Roma this season (Photo: REUTERS)

Roma president Jim Pallotta addressed Liverpool’s interest in the player earlier this week when saying there was “nothing in it at the moment”.

Salah turned down the chance of a move to Liverpool in 2014 while at Basel and instead joined Chelsea.

The Reds stepped up attempts to sign Salah when it emerged Julian Brandt was not keen on a move to Anfield from Bayer Leverkusen due to fears over a lack of playing time.

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