​Mohamed Salah's Liverpool saga could finally be drawing to a close, if claims from Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio are to be believed.

Di Marzio took to his ​own website to report that the Reds were facing an "important weekend" of negotiations with Salah's current club Roma, but also revealed that the winger's switch to Anfield could be given the go-ahead as early as this weekend.

Liverpool and Roma have been locked in talks over a transfer for the 25-year-old for weeks, depsite the club apparently already agreeing personal terms with Salah, as I Giallorossi hold out for a fee believed to be around £40m.


Roma's sporting director Monchi confirmed at new manager Eusebio Di Francesco's unveiling that the only current discussions taking place, with regards to ins and outs of the Stadio Olimpico, concerned Salah's protracted move to Liverpool, and Jurgen Klopp will be crossing his fingers at finally landing a key target after early summer window setbacks.

Klopp has already seen a £50m move for Southampton captain Virgil Van Dijk collapse after the Saints threatened to report the Merseysiders over allegedly tapping up the centre-half, and the 50-year-old will hold out hope that he can begin his summer spending by landing Salah.

The Egypt international has spoken of his desire to trade football in Serie A for England's top flight, and was even pictured with a couple of Egyptian fans - complete with replica Liverpool shirts - earlier in June, and Liverpool's fanbase will be relieved if their club can get this one over the line sharpish.

Liverpool saw an opening salvo of £28m rejected outright by Roma around 5th June and, despite rumours stipulating that Roma wanted closer to £35m for their star attacker, that fee has now apparently increased to £40m as the duo continue to haggle over Salah's fee.

Salah, who was on Liverpool's radar back in January 2014 before Chelsea poached him from under their noses at the last minute, racked up 19 goals and 15 assists in all competitions last season.

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