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Liverpool set to ‘smash club record’ to sign former Man City star as Salah replacement

Liverpool have made Leroy Sane their main transfer target to replace Mohamed Salah, according to reports.

Salah had attracted major interest from the Saudi Pro League in the summer but Liverpool resisted all offers for the Egypt international.

It’s believed that Liverpool rejected an offer worth £150 million for Salah from Al-Ittihad but the Saudi team are expected to retain their interest.

According to The Mirror, Liverpool expect to lose Salah at the end of the campaign given the strength of the interest from the Saudi Pro League and Sane has been lined up as the Egyptian’s replacement.

The report claims Liverpool are even willing to break their own transfer record, which is the £85m spent on Darwin Nunez, in order to sign Sane from Bayern.

Sane is in his fourth season with Bayern Munich after joining in a £54.8million deal from Manchester City in 2020.

The German winger has made a superb start to the season with Bayern having scored seven goals in all competitions.

Meanwhile, Saudi Pro League’s director of football, Michael Emenalo, has made it clear he is keen to see the arrival of Mohamed Salah.

‘Mo is welcome at any time, but no one is pressured or forced to come,’ Emenalo said this week.

‘If anyone wants to come here and there is an opportunity to work with the transferring club in a very respectful and professional manner, we would be very happy to have them.

‘But Mo is a personal favourite of mine.’

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