Brendan Rodgers insists that Liverpool are still in the running to sign Mohamed Salah despite Chelsea agreeing a deal

Chelsea have already agreed a deal to sign Salah. Photo: PA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists that Liverpool are still in the running to sign Mohamed Salah despite Chelsea already agreeing a fee for the winger.

The Blues announced on Thursday that they had agreed an initial £12m fee with Basle, but Rodgers told talkSPORT on Friday morning that Liverpool are still keen on signing Salah.

“I’m not sure whether that deal is definitely done yet or not," Rodgers told talkSPORT.

“The young guy is a good player. We have tracked him for a number of months, the club has been watching him and I have been to watch him.

“It is one where the agent of the player and the clubs were talking but if the deal can’t be done, the deal can’t be done. I know the club has been working very hard to get players in. I’ll leave that to them and see how they get on.”

“He’s a boy that is a talent," said Rodgers.

"He is 21 years of age and people saw his qualities in the games against Chelsea and Tottenham in Europe, but you need to have that list because if it doesn’t work out then you are hoping there are one or two others.

“It is a very difficult market. It is hard to bring in players that can improve the team, especially in this window. I’d rather wait and look at our young players than bring in one or two squad players.”