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Liverpool's Mo Salah Was Prepared To Join Premier League Rival Before Signing New Deal

Liverpool's Mo Salah Was Prepared To Join Premier League Rival Before Signing New Deal

Mo Salah was ready to join Chelsea before agreeing a new deal with Liverpool

Liverpool’s Mo Salah put pen to paper with a new contract earlier this week, but the Reds’ talisman was reportedly ready for a Chelsea return before doing so.

To the surprise of many, the Liverpool hierarchy gave in to Mo Salah’s hefty wage demands in order to keep him on Merseyside for a further three years, breaking their notoriously stringent wage structure.

Sadio Mané might be left scratching his head after the Egptian, who is believed to now be earning close to £400,000 a week, had his financial demands met, whereas the Reds opted to move Mané on rather than pay him the big bucks.

However, before a deal between Salah and Liverpool was eventually reached, the forward was very much considering his options.

PSG and Real Madrid were understood to be keeping an eye on his contractural situation, and The Sun report a return to Chelsea could have even been on the cards for him.

The 30-year-old played his final game for Chelsea back in 2014, and his spell with the Blues was notably underwhelming, but it’d be fair to say Salah is a very different player now.

Chelsea remain on the hunt for new star forwards this summer off the back of Romelu Lukaku’s departure.

A switch to West London for Raheem Sterling is looking likely, but their pursuit of Leeds United star Raphinha appears to have gone astray.

As such, with Salah extending his contract at Liverpool, Ousmane Dembélé potentially staying at Barcelona, and a deal for Raphinha looking unlikely, Chelsea’s pursuit of a new right-forward signing must continue.

Chelsea fans might be pleased to an extent that a return for Salah didn’t materialise.

After seeing Lukaku face difficulties upon his return to Stamford Bridge last season, the West London outfit might be wise to avoid re-signing ex-players for the moment.

Issues might arise in the future at Liverpool if some of Salah’s fellow stars at Anfield begin to demand a Salah-esque salary, but for now, Reds fans will be delighted to see their no. 11 staying put.

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Topics: Mohamed Salah, Liverpool, Chelsea