Man City and Chelsea learn chances of signing Liverpool star Mohamed Salah this summer

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Mohamed Salah’s precarious-looking Liverpool future has seen him linked with clubs across the continent for the past year with his contract running out in 18 months. But after Premier League rivals Manchester City and Chelsea were loosely linked with a move for the Egyptian star, their chances have been shot down after it was reported Liverpool would ‘never sell’ to a Premier League rival.

Salah signed a new contract in July 2018 to take him through to the summer of 2023.

This saw him become one of the club’s top earners after his superb debut year at Anfield resulted in a Champions League final and a top-four finish.

But after years of individual success – including being the Premier League’s top scorer for two of his five seasons, with a third likely by the end of the current campaign – a deal has yet to be agreed for the 29-year-old.

Salah had been linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid in the past due to the financial power of the elite duo.

But after links to City and Chelsea – the other English teams alongside the Reds currently capable of challenging for the biggest prizes – fans feared for the worst. However, their chances of signing the Egyptian have taken a hit after reports stated that Liverpool would never sell to a Premier League rival.

The Athletic state that Salah feels he does not have a contract reflecting his status as one of the world’s best players.

The former Chelsea forward is not set on moving elsewhere after repeating that he wishes to stay on Merseyside.

He understands there is a perfect team harmony and he is settled in the north west.

But Salah, who is on around £200,000-per-week at Anfield, is said to be asking for a contract increase given that stars such as City’s Jack Grealish are on £300,000-per-week – despite Salah being by far and away the top scorer in the Premier League.

Liverpool are prepared to make him the highest-paid player in the club’s history in a bid to keep him at the club in front of the adoring Anfield faithful.

And the report states that Salah being unwilling to tarnish his reputation means a move across the nation is highly unlikely.

Klopp gave an update on the injury Salah suffered in the 2-0 win over Brighton on Saturday.

“We will see,” the Reds boss said.

“He thinks it’s not serious but you can see when Mo Salah is sitting down then something is not 100 per cent right.

“I think it was the situation before when he hit the ball and got blocked – he wanted to shoot and got blocked and I think the foot got slightly overstretched. We have to see.”

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