Basel winger Mohamed Salah could become a Liverpool or Manchester United player in the next few days as both teams weigh up for a £9m move to the Premier League, according to his former national team boss Bob Bradley.
Salah has been consistently linked with a switch to some of Europe's biggest clubs over the last 12 months, with Reds boss Brendan Rodgers recently forced to deny fierce speculation that the Egyptian wing wizard's arrival at Anfield is imminent.
Bradley worked closely with Salah during his two-year stint in charge of the African nation's bid to earn World Cup qualification, declaring that to the best of his knowledge a move to either Merseyside or Manchester is a very realistic proposition.
He is quoted by the Mirror as saying: "In Egypt a great success story in the last two years is a young player called Mohamed Salah.
"He left Egypt, first to FC Basel and from what I read and hear in the coming days you'll see his name again because there will be a big transfer to a Premier League team."
The 21-year-old caught the eye of Liverpool chiefs again this season with his performances in the Champions League group stages, which included helping Basel secure successive wins over Chelsea despite falling short of a place in the last 16.
Murat Yakin's side are braced for a January bid believed to be in the region of £9m but are yet to receive a concrete offer for their most precocious talent with the transfer window open for just shy of a week.