Written by Albert Echatah
Al-Ittihad of the Saudi Pro League made Liverpool a £150 million offer for Mohamed Salah, but Liverpool rejected it.
The offer for the 31-year-old forward exceeded £100 million, and add-ons raised the total to £150 million. The Egyptian international is not for sale, according to Liverpool, and that is the end of the matter in their eyes.
Salah, who switched from Roma to the Reds in 2017, agreed to a new three-year deal last summer.
Salah is “100% committed” to the cause at Anfield, according to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who also reaffirmed the club’s position on Friday.
“The position is unchanged. There is no question at all. It is as it is. Nothing else to add, Klopp said.
With the transfer deadline for incoming deals involving Premier League teams closing at 23:00 BST on Friday, Liverpool would have little time to respond to Salah’s prospective exit. Al-Ittihad can still sign players, though, as the Saudi Pro League transfer market will end on 20.
Ansu Fati has been accepted by Brighton after being accepted on loan from Barcelona.
The 20-year-old international from Spain has agreed to a one-season loan at the American Express Community Stadium, although the agreement excludes a buyout option.
Until the end of next June, Brighton will pay him 80% of his Barca deal, which works out to £160,000 per week or £7 million in total.
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