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Former Real Madrid president lifts the lid on Salah transfer bid

Mohamed Salah, Liverpool
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The Liverpool superstar has been a subject of interest for Real Madrid for quite some time, with the club’s former president fueling the rumors.

Mohamed Salah is ‘wanted by Real Madrid’, says the club’s former president Ramon Calderon, but it’s unlikely they can afford to sign the Liverpool forward.

Rumors of a transfer to either Real Madrid or Barcelona have intensified since Salah refused to rule out the prospect during an interview back in December. He has two years left on his current contract, but Liverpool may be reluctant to sell their top-scorer.

Their reluctance means a huge financial offer would be required to tempt them into a sale, which Calderon feels makes a Real Madrid move unlikely.

“He is a great player and a goalscorer,” the Spaniard told ON Time Sports. “He helped Liverpool by giving his best, but I don’t think they will let him go.

“It is expected that, if they were to think about it, they would only let him go for a lot of money.

“Salah is wanted, of course, by Real Madrid, but Liverpool would ask for a lot of money and, if that deal were to be completed, it would be crucial.

“Salah is a great player with fantastic potential, and any club wishes to acquire such talents, but for Real Madrid I do not think they have the financial means to sign Salah.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, though, insisted Salah remains happy at Anfield following the club’s 2-0 win over Sheffield United.