Last Updated: 02/06/17 8:30am
Roma have rejected a £28m bid from Liverpool for Mohamed Salah, Sky in Italy understand.
The 24-year-old Egypt international signed for fellow Premier League side Chelsea in 2013, but left on loan to Fiorentina in 2015, before signing permanently for Roma in a 15m euros transfer last summer.
While the Blues only signed him for £11m from Basel though, Liverpool could have to play almost triple that to secure Salah, who scored 15 goals in Serie A last season.
He also grabbed 11 assists in Serie A over the last campaign, as Roma finished second.
Liverpool made their first signing of the transfer window this week, in the form of Chelsea’s Dominic Solanke, who will arrive as a free agent following the expiry of his contract on July 1.
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is also understood to be interested in Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk, who is also a reported target for Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal.