Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is refusing to throw in the towel over Basel winger Mohamed Salah, despite Chelsea announcing yesterday that they had agreed a deal for the attacker.
Salah was heavily linked with a move to Anfield this month, but the impending sale of Juan Mata to Manchester United prompted Chelsea to make a last ditch effort to hijack the deal, a move that seems to have been successful.
— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) January 23, 2014
But Liverpool will not back down so easily, says Rodgers, who is willing the club to do everything they can to ensure that they don’t miss out on the promising attacker,
“I’m not sure whether that deal is definitely done yet or not,” Rodgers told talkSPORT,
“The young guy is a good player. We have tracked him for a number of months, the club has been watching him and I have been to watch him.
“It is one where the agent of the player and the clubs were talking but if the deal can’t be done, the deal can’t be done. I know the club has been working very hard to get players in. I’ll leave that to them and see how they get on.”
The 21-year-old Egyptian has scored an impressive 17 goals in 27 games for his country, and has caught the eye this season with a number of exciting performances, including scoring twice in two games against his potential future employers, Chelsea.
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