Liverpool chase 'Egyptian Messi'

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers could make a move for FC Basel star Mohamed Salah.  

21-year-old Salah has been a shining light for Basel, and has caught many eyes with his performances in the Champions League, especially against Chelsea, who he has notched 3 goals against in the past year.

Reports in the Daily Mail claim the Reds are poised to move for the man dubbed the 'Egyptian Messi'.

Egyptian International Salah is believed to be valued at around the £15m mark and is seen as one of the hottest prospects on the European stage at the moment.  

It is rumoured that Liverpool have been an admirer of Salah for some time now, and manager Rodgers was reportedly in Germany on Wednesday night to watch over the winger in the game against Schalke.

 It is reported that Rodgers is ready to test Basel's resolve with a £12m bid.

Salah has made his name known in England with some exceptional shows against Chelsea in the Champions League.  

Despite his showings, Basel were dumped out of the competition by Shalke, but Salah has very much put his case across for a big move in the January window.

Salah, who has also impressed on the International stage - scoring 17 goals in 26 games - has caught they eye of some of Europe's top sides.  

Other clubs rumoured to be chasing the highly rated young winger include mega-rich French side AS Monaco, where he could link up with Falcao.

With a deadly partnership upfront when Daniel Sturridge returns to action, having Salah out wide would give Liverpool another dimension and could prove a good buy at the quoted price.

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