Roma president responds to Mohamed Salah to Liverpool reports

The Roma president appears to play down speculation linking Mohamed Salah with a move to Liverpool this summer

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AS Roma president Jim Pallotta has appeared to pour cold water on talk of Mohamed Salah moving to Liverpool in the summer.

The Egypt international emerged as a surprise target for Liverpool over the past week or so as Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his squad ahead of the Merseyside outfit’s return to the Champions League next season.

Liverpool were thought to have agreed terms with Salah over the weekend but the Premier League side were still in negotiations with Roma about the winger’s transfer fee.

Salah moved to Chelsea in an £11m deal from Swiss side Basel in January 2014, before heading out on loan to Fiorentina and AS Roma before a permanent move to the Italian capital last summer.

Roma president Pallotta, though, has played down talk of Salah leaving the Serie A runners-up despite speculation suggesting the winger is on the brink of a completing a move to Liverpool.

“With these questions you seem like the Roman reporters! In any case, there’s nothing in it at the moment,” Pallotta is quoted as saying by the Daily Express.

“We continue to receive offers for many of our players and if we were to listen to all of them, we’d lose three quarters of the squad.

“Now we’ll see what to do. In order to improve, we need four or five quality reinforcements, because we’ll be taking part in the Champions League too next year.”

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