Barcelona set to make Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah top transfer target

Barcelona are reportedly eyeing up a shock move for Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah during the transfer window.

With Ronald Koeman now in charge at Camp Nou, the former Netherlands manager is expected to oversee a significant overhaul of his squad after replacing Quique Setien.

The Catalan giants have already been linked with a swoop for one Liverpool man in the form of Georginio Wijnaldum, and according to Ajax’s record appearance holder Sjaak Swart, Salah is also on Koeman’s wishlist.

Speaking to website voetbalzone.nl, Swart said: “I know Koeman wants him – and I know Salah would like to go.”

However, the 82-year-old was reluctant to reveal his source of the information, simply responding with: “I can’t. I am not going into any more details, but just believe me that I know.”

Salah netted a hat-trick in Liverpool’s first game back as the reigning champions defeated Leeds United 4-3 in an opening-day thriller at Anfield.

The 28-year-old has chalked up a total of 97 goals in 154 games for Jurgen Klopp’s side in all competitions since his arrival.