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Mohamed Salah is “committed” to Liverpool according to his agent, amid speculation about a potential big money move to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi newspaper Al Riyadiah claims Al-Ittihad made an approach and offered a two-year contract worth £155m to Salah on top of a £52m transfer fee.

Salah, 31, signed a new three-year deal last summer which runs until June 2025.

“Mohamed remains committed to LFC,” said Salah’s agent Ramy Abbas in a social media post.

“If we considered leaving LFC this year, we wouldn’t have renewed the contract last summer.”

Midfielders Fabinho and Jordan Henderson have already been sold to Al-Ittihad and El-Ettifaq respectively by Liverpool this summer, while Roberto Firmino made the switch to the Al-Ahli after the expiration of his contract at Anfield.

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Salah has scored 186 goals in 305 games since joining from Roma in 2017.

The Egyptian has won the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Fifa Club World Cup and Uefa Super Cup during his time at Anfield.

He has also won or shared three Premier League Golden Boots and been named the PFA player of the year twice while with Jurgen Klopp’s side.

The Saudi Pro League has lured some of football’s biggest names since five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo joined in January from Manchester United.

Current Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema and Fabinho, plus former Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante and ex-Celtic winger Jota have all joined Al-Ittihad, who are managed by former Tottenham and Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

Meanwhile, the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Sadio Mane, Ruben Neves, and Allan Saint-Maximin have also moved to Saudi Arabia.

City manager Pep Guardiola has said the Saudi Pro League’s financial power has “changed the market” for transfers and elite clubs “need to be aware of what is happening”, while Klopp has expressed concern about the transfer window closing late in the Gulf state.

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