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Liverpool round-up: Midfielder signing imminent; Brighton in for youngster; no bid for Bundesliga forward

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Liverpool round-up: Midfielder signing imminent; Brighton in for youngster; no bid for Bundesliga forward

Liverpool are close to completing the club record signing of Mohamed Salah after an agreement was reached with AS Roma, according to BBC Sport, and multiple other sources.

The deal is expected to cost the Reds between £35 million and £39 million, eclipsing the amount they spent on Andy Carroll back in 2011.

It would also see Salah become the most expensive African player of all time, overtaking the £34 million Liverpool spent on Sadio Mane last summer.

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The 25-year-old winger was close to joining Liverpool in 2014, but instead moved to Chelsea. Things didn’t work out at Stamford Bridge, where he lasted just one year before leaving for Italy.

The Egyptian will add some pace to Jurgen Klopp’s attacking force, and his 34 goals scored over the last two seasons is better than any current Reds player has managed over the same period.

Salah will still have to pass a medical and sign a contract before the deal is complete, but that is rumoured to be set for Thursday as he flies into England tonight.

The Brighton-based newspaper The Argus are reporting that Joe Gomez is attracting a lot of attention from the newly promoted club.

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Versatile defender Gomez has endured a couple of tough injury hit seasons at Anfield and Brighton feel they have a chance of signing the player this summer.

It is not known whether any move would be on loan or permanent.

The Seagulls will face a waiting game though as Liverpool will sort out defensive cover and assess interest from other clubs before making a definitive decision on his future.

Finally, it appears that any hope of an audacious move to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is over, according to The Times.

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The 28-year-old Gabon striker had been linked with a reunion with Jurgen Klopp in a £61 million move over the weekend, but sources in Germany have reportedly said the two did not enjoy a good working relationship together.

The signing was always a pipe dream for Liverpool fans anyway, much like any rumours linking them with Kylian Mbappe. It will be interesting, though, to see if they make a move for another striker in the summer window.

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