Liverpool and Chelsea face competition from Turkish giants Galatasaray in the race to sign Mohamed Salah, according to reports.
TalkSPORT cite speculation in Switzerland when claiming that Gala have already begun preparing an offer to bring the player to the club at the end of the season.
Rated at just £7.5million, the FC Basel star offers great value for money for Europe’s top clubs, of which a cluster are showing an interest.
The radio station claims Juventus, Fiorentina and Inter Milan are all keen on the player, as well as a couple of Premier League teams.
Liverpool is one of those, with The Daily Mail reporting earlier in the week that the player’s European representative was at Anfield.
Indeed, the paper went on to claim that Reds boss Brendan Rodgers led the chase for a player dubbed ‘the Egyptian Messi’ by the press.
If the 21-year-old did join Liverpool, he’d be moving at a time when the club are on the up, currently challenging for the Premier League title at the top of the table.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have first-hand experience of Salah’s ability after coming up against the player twice in this season’s Champions League.
His performances against the Blues have helped make him one of the hottest properties in Europe, and alerted Jose Mourinho over his ability.
The Stamford Bridge outfit have invested heavily in young players in recent seasons, and the arrival of Salah could continue to help Chelsea build for the future.