Liverpool are closing in on a deal to sign Roma winger Mohamed Salah for a potential club-record fee.
The Reds are set to pay in the region of £35 million – which includes add-ons.
However, with some late negotiation over the finer details still to be done, the figure could move just beyond that mark and therefore eclipse the sum they paid Newcastle for Andy Carroll in January 2011.
Because of the ongoing talks it is understood Salah, contrary to reports, will not undergo a medical on Wednesday.
Liverpool had an initial offer of £28m for the 25-year-old rejected earlier this month but, having continued negotiations with the Serie A club, have now come to a settlement.
The Premier League club have landed Salah at the second attempt as three years ago they were outbid by Chelsea, with the winger moving to Stamford Bridge for £11m.
That move did not work out for him and, after loan spells at Fiorentina and Roma, he joined the latter for £13m last summer.
The pacy attacker scored 15 Serie A goals last season – making it 29 league goals in two years – and provided 11 assists as Roma finished third behind Juventus and Napoli.
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Dani Alves is set to reunite with Pep Guardiola after reportedly agreeing a two-year deal to move to Manchester City.
The duo worked together and enjoyed much success during the Spaniard’s three-year reign at the helm with Barcelona.
Alves was allowed to leave Camp Nou for Juventus on a free last summer and promised the Barcelona board at the time that they would miss him, a vow it’s safe to say he kept.
The Brazilian starred for the Serie A giants in Turin, proving to be one of their best and most influential players as they secured a domestic double and finished as runners-up in the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Guardiola endured the first trophyless season of his managerial career at City and sees Alves as key member of his defence ahead of the new campaign.
The video below profiles the Brazilian full-back as he looks set to turn out for the Citizens in the Premier League.
Transfer speculation is dominating the football agenda every day this summer with rumours aplenty about players from throughout Europe’s big leagues.
Will any of the following deals happen?
The talented Turkish winger has no future at Barcelona next season, according to a report in Marca.
Under new boss Ernesto Valverde, the Blaugrana club have told the 30-year-old that he is surplus to requirements and is free to leave, despite having three more years left on his current deal.
Arsenal are certainly keen on the former Atletico Madrid man, who managed to score 13 goals in all competitions last term even with reduced playing time.
Turan is thought to be happy to see out his big-money deal in Spain, although a switch to the Premier League would probably prove too much to turn down.
SPORT360 VERDICT: Turan is valued at €30m but the Gunners may be able to acquire his services for a fraction of that price given Barca’s willingness to offload him.
Juventus have launched a bid to sign the AC Milan defender.
As reported by Calciomercatoweb.com, Old Lady boss Massimiliano Allegri wants to strengthen his defence with the acquisition of De Sciglio – who has spent his entire professional career with the San Siro club.
With uncertainty over who is staying and going at Milan this summer, the 24-year-old full-back may see it as the ideal time to leave the Rossoneri and play Champions League football.
SPORT360 VERDICT: The Italy international would be a solid signing and serve an an ideal replacement at right-back for Dani Alves – should he decide to leave the Juventus Stadium.
AC Milan are closing in on a deal to sign the Genoa goalkeeper as a replacement for outgoing Gianluigi Donnarumma.
The San Siro giants are resigned to losing the 18-year-old shot-stopper after he rejected new contractual terms and have been forced to move quickly to land his successor.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, Perin is that man to step up to the plate and wear the colours of the Rosseneri next term.
Once the dust truly begins to settle on Donnarumma’s next move, with a switch to Real Madrid or the Premier League likely, Milan will launch a bid to the bring the 24-year-old to the club.
SPORT360 VERDICT: Perin may not have played for Italy since 2014 but his experience and potential to get better are two obvious attractions for Milan as they look to make him their new No.1.