Liverpool are set to win the race for Bayern Munich forward Xherdan Shaqiri, after it was reported by the Daily Express that the closest rivals for his signature, Inter Milan, have decided to target Chelsea’s outcast winger Mohamed Salah instead.
Salah has played only infrequently since moving to Chelsea during the January transfer window last season.
It represents a huge fall for the Egyptian international, who was previously a key player at Basel, and understandably, he may want to move on.
The Reds have been targeting Shaqiri since the summer, although a move then never went through.
They have targeted him for a move in January, however, and will hope to wrap up a deal now that Inter have decided they would rather sign the Chelsea winger on loan until the end of the season.
Inter would intend to sign him on a permanent deal in the summer if the move worked.