Mohamed Salah is still a target for Liverpool according to manager Brendan Rodgers.
"The window is not closed yet so we haven't given up on him, no," Rodgers told BBC Sport. The Swiss club, Basel, look certain to sell and Salah seems keen on a move to the Premier League.
Salah has reached double figures in the last two seasons, including this season, and has scored three times vs Chelsea. This season he's reached double figures in 20 less games and at just 21-years-old could be a star of the future.
The choices he seems to have are Liverpool and Chelsea, and in that he'll most likely be choosing between a place on the bench, if that, at Chelsea and guaranteed first team football at Liverpool.
Or will he have that choice? The current Chelsea offer stands at £11 million. But if Liverpool were to offer in the region of £13-14 million it would be common sense for Basel to reject Chelsea's offer and almost force a move to Liverpool.
Liverpool had been the favourites until the start of the week to secure Salah's signature but with Mata's transfer to Manchester United complete it would seem Chelsea won't go down without a fight for Salah.
Liverpool have also been linked with Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri however that looks less likely and certainly more expensive.
Whatever the fee it is clear that Liverpool have not and will not give up easily. The decision may be down to Salah, hopefully he makes the right choice for everyone's entertainment and his career, whichever he feels that is, it is wide open. Who knows?
Tottenham could repay Chelsea for the Willian fiasco in the summer, besides they often go for Liverpool targets. Everton and Newcastle have also been linked in the past.
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