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Al Ittihad have already identified their next targets alongside Mohamed Salah, they're taking over

Al Ittihad have already identified their next targets alongside Mohamed Salah, they're taking over

Al Ittihad's next target has been identified.

Al Ittihad are reportedly targeting a centre-back alongside the signing of Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, according to reports - and have already contacted two Premier League stars.

The Saudi Pro League side have already completed big business this summer, completing moves for Karim Benzema and N'Golo Kante on free transfers after their contracts expired.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side have also brought in Fabinho from Liverpool for around £40 million, as well as Celtic star Jota and Morocco forward Abderrazak Hamdallah.

They have won each of their first four Saudi Pro League fixtures this season, including a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Al Riyadh on Thursday.

In recent weeks, links with a potential move for Salah have grown stronger, and the Daily Mail claim that the Saudi Pro League club will not give up on the Egyptian despite Liverpool's insistence that he is not for sale.

Now, according to a new report, they could raid Arsenal or Manchester United for their next signing.

Al Ittihad 'identify next target after Salah'

According to CBS Sports writer James Benge, Al Ittihad are plotting a €150 million bid for Salah before the window closes.

Benge also claims that Nuno's side want to sign a marquee centre-back, and have already contacted stars from Arsenal and Manchester United as their top targets.

It is reported that they intend to make a big impact at the Club World Cup in December - a tournament which they will co-host.

Al Ittihad have reportedly already contacted the players in question, who are said to be Gabriel Magalhaes and Raphael Varane.

And while they have made no progress on either deal, they could make new approaches as the transfer window draws to a close.

CBS Sports add that another player of interest is former PSG and Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos, who has been a free agent since departing Parc des Princes in July.

The five-time Champions League winner had been in talks with Turkish side Besiktas earlier this month, but the club publicly stated that they would not be signing him due to 'financial disagreements'.

Al Ittihad have also been linked with a move for Liverpool defender Joe Gomez, who came off the bench in Sunday's 2-1 win over Newcastle following Virgil van Dijk's sending off.

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Topics: Saudi Pro League, Mohamed Salah, Liverpool, Premier League, Arsenal, Manchester United, Transfers