LIVERPOOL talisman Mo Salah was prepared to move to Chelsea before his deal made him the highest-paid player in the Reds’ history, SunSport can exclusively reveal.
Salah, through agent Ramy Abbas, had made it clear to Kop owners Fenway Sports Group that he would consider returning to Stamford Bridge, where he spent two years from 2014-16.
The Blues threat forced a major rethink before handing Salah a deal which will see him bank at least £62m.
Vinicius Junior is expected to become Real Madrid’s highest-paid player and will sign a new contract when he returns to the club ahead of the new season.
Elsewhere, Manchester City are set to announce England international Kalvin Phillips TODAY.
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