Egypt’s sports minister advised Juventus target Mohamed Salah to continue his journey away from Liverpool, but the striker’s direction is ‘to renew his contract.’
Salah has been linked with a move to Juventus, who are looking for a replacement for Paulo Dybala. Juventus have decided against extending La Joya’s contract, so the striker will leave the Allianz Stadium on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Italian media, including La Gazzetta dello Sport, admit that the purchase of Salah would be costly for the Old Lady, but the Serie A giants have recently spoken to the striker’s agent to sound out his availability.
Juventus open preliminary talks with Salah’s agent
Salah’s contract with Liverpool expires in June 2023, but Liverpool are also in talks with the striker’s entourage to persuade him to extend his stay at the club.
“I have advised him to continue his journey at a club other than Liverpool, but his direction now is to renew his contract,” Egypt’s sports minister Ashraf Sobhi told the BBC.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that the club and Salah’s agent are in talks but has refused to provide further updates regarding negotiations. “The decisive parties are talking to each other and that’s all I need,” he said at a press conference on Monday.
Salah has already played in Serie A, wearing the shirts of Fiorentina and Roma. The 29-year-old scored 35 goals in 81 games during his two-year and a half spell in Italy.
Good news for Liverpool fans, if Egyptian sports minister Ashraf Sobhi is to be believed!#BBCFootball
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