According to reports out of Italy, Roma have not agreed a deal with Liverpool over winger Mohamed Salah. James Pallotta, Roma’s American president, has claimed that there is no deal in place, and the two sides are not finalising the player’s move as some have reported.
Salah was linked to Liverpool last week with a sensational £28 million transfer, which was raised to £35m over the weekend. The Egyptian was even said to have already agreed a £90,000-a-week contract with the Reds as the deal materialised out of nowhere.
Salah was one of the key players in Roma’s runner-up finish in Serie A last term, and the club will surely want to keep a hold of him next season.
In an interview with SiriusXM radio, Pallotta spoke about Salah and the unfolding transfer saga with Liverpool.
“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,” Pallotta explained
“In order to improve, we need four or five quality reinforcements, because we’ll be taking part in the Champions League too next year.
“This season we’ve been penalised by injuries, especially in defence. Alessandro Florenzi’s injury cost us at least four points.
“We also don’t have enough strength in depth for the attack. Edin Dzeko scored 39 goals, but if he had got injured, I don’t know how our season would’ve ended.”
While Pallotta has rubbished talks, others have stated the deal between Roma and Liverpool will be completed shortly. Other have even said Liverpool may break their £40m transfer record to sign the pacy winger.