REAL MADRID have been left stunned by Liverpool’s demands for Mohamed Salah, it has been claimed.
According to Spanish publication Don Balon, Liverpool have suggested a deal worth £131million (€150m) plus Gareth Bale in exchange for Salah.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez views the Egypt international as the dream replacement for Bale but it is claimed that he believes the proposal is preposterous.
Salah has struck 43 goals in 47 appearances since joining Liverpool from Roma for a bargain fee of around £37million last summer.
The 25-year-old was recently named the PFA Player of the Year and could cap off a stunning season by leading Jurgen Klopp’s side to Champions League glory.
He scored twice and set up two more goals in Tuesday’s 5-2 semi-final win against Roma at Anfield.
Anfield chiefs are determined to keep their star man.
Salah is under contract at Anfield until 2022 and is expected to be offered fresh terms as a reward for his excellent form.
Despite the transfer claim from Don Balon, Express Sport understands that Real Madrid have cooled their interest.
Liverpool boss Klopp is confident that Salah will not quit the club after one season.
Don Balon claim Liverpool have asked for £131m plus Gareth Bale for Mohamed Salah
“It’s not a situation I would even think about it,” he said earlier this month. “Around nine months ago he came in to make the next step in his career – and he did it.
“To come to Liverpool, he had different options and he wanted to come here.
“If we now always start talking after a year and is it: ‘will he leave?’ or whatever then I don’t think about.
“It was in the German interview and he asked me pretty much the same question. Yes, I’m confident. I don’t think, I know he will be here. That’s all.”