Liverpool could be back in the transfer market as Mohamed Salah faces an uncertain future.
With Mohamed Salah potentially leaving Anfield, Liverpool will allegedly launch a £34 million bid for Porto’s Otavio.
In an effort to unseat Manchester City as the top team in the Premier League next season, the Reds have already made three additions this summer.
The Mirror reports that Porto expects Liverpool to intensify their interest in Otavio after they turned down a £26 million deal from Leeds for the star player.
The Portuguese champions predict that Liverpool will make an official offer in the upcoming weekend that will be £8 million higher than what Leeds was willing to offer.
The player’s agent has been in England to try to negotiate a transfer for his client; the Primeira Liga club is open to a deal for roughly £38 million.
Otavio has appeared in 237 games for Porto since joining them in 2016 from Vitoria Sport Clube. He can play anywhere in the middle of the field or across the frontline.
Also, he has given his side 24 goals and 62 assists. He was in excellent form as Porto easily won the league title the previous season.
Despite having started his career playing for Brazil at the age-group level, the 27-year-old was rewarded with seven caps for Portugal.
Since taking the helm of Liverpool in 2015, manager Jurgen Klopp has built a competitive squad at Anfield. Additionally, the German has guided his team to victories in the FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Club World Cup, Champions League, and Premier League.
But earlier this week, his frontline was broken when Sadio Mane signed a three-year deal with Bayern Munich. Salah’s contract is set to expire next summer, therefore he might be the next player to leave after the Senegal international.
After helping Salah develop into one of the top players in the world following his arrival from Roma five years ago, Klopp has been eager to lock Salah down to a new contract on Merseyside.
The Egyptian international, however, is reportedly holding out for a salary of £400,000 per week, which is £160,000 more than Virgil van Dijk earns.
He has refused to commit his future to the team. And it’s now known that Liverpool would even let the forward depart this summer if they get a £60 million deal.
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