Already the rumour-mongers are insinuating that Real Madrid want to take Mohamed Salah away from Liverpool—but they’ll need deep pockets to do so.

The Egyptian forward has been a revelation this season since signing from AS Roma in the summer, top-scoring for the Reds and indeed in the Premier League.

He is a critical part of Jurgen Klopp‘s side and one-third of one of the most feared attacks in Europe, so it’s perhaps natural that rumours surround Salah.

Happily for Liverpool supporters, the No. 11 has consistently said how much it means to him to be scoring goals at Anfield—but that hasn’t stopped more media speculation so far.

Spanish reports place Salah at the top of Real Madrid’s wishlist to replace Gareth Bale in the summer, with El Confidencial suggesting Los Blancos are near-certain to offload the Welshman.

However, a deal for Salah won’t come cheap; the report goes on to suggest that he would be much more expensive than Madrid would be hoping for.

More, indeed, than Real’s rivals Barcelona were asked to pay for Philippe Coutinho in January.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 23, 2017: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia during the FA Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Brazilian left for around €160m all told, but Salah’s asking price has been given at closer to the €180m that PSG will pay for Kylian Mbappe, according to the report.

It’s extremely unlikely that the Reds would allow Salah to leave after a single season, of course.

Recent history shows that the club are unwilling to do business which doesn’t benefit them; Luis Suarez, as…

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