Italian champions Juventus are planning to make a £175 million bid to sign Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah this summer, according to a report.
Salah is joint top scorer in the Premier League this season with 17 goals in 26 matches. He has also provided 7 assists this season. This follows his 32 goals last season for the Reds.
But Sky News Arabia is alleging that Juventus are lining up a £175 million summer bid for him, which has the backing of Cristiano Ronaldo.
In addition, Spanish news site Don Balon go on to say that there could be a vacancy in Juve’s forward line this summer if Paolo Dybala is sold. There have been rumours that Dybala could be on his way out – possibly to the Premier League – for some time, but there has yet to be anything concrete to back that up.
If – and it’s a big if – the deal were to go through, it would make Salah the second most expensive signing in history, behind Neymar’s £198 million deal to leave Barcelona for PSG.
However, Liverpool will not want to lose their talisman and would surely fight hard to keep him and offer new terms.
Don Balon add that Juventus are also looking at Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio, who would seem to be a more realistic target as he could be moved on as Los Blancos are expected to have a major rebuild of their playing staff this summer.
This could well be just speculation – Juventus have ambition but are also generally realistic with their transfer business, as they showed by securing Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey on a pre-contract earlier this week.