Liverpool edge closer to sign 26-year-old Zinedine Zidane’s favorite star

LIVERPOOL are reportedly in pole position to sign Real Madrid star Lucas Vazquez due to Mohamed Salah.

The Reds are preparing for a busy summer of transfer business as they prepare for another season of European football.

Philippe Coutinho’s January departure to Barcelona left Liverpool with a war chest to spend at the end of the campaign.

And it appears Jurgen Klopp is ready to spend big to strengthen his side once again.

According to Spanish outlet Don Balon, Madrid star Vazquez is a key target of the Merseyside outfit due to his seemingly endless supply of energy during games.

Klopp’s style of using a high press would suit the Los Blancos attacker, who has struggled to cement his place in Zinedine Zidane’s side this season.

And Liverpool’s chances of securing a deal look likely, according to the Spanish publication.

Don Balon claim Madrid president Florentino Perez is keen to let Vazquez leave, as it may open the door to Mohamed Salah joining the La Liga outfit.

The Egyptian has been heavily linked with a move to Spain in recent months, with Madrid at the front of the queue to acquire his signature.

Salah’s 43 goals in all competitions mean he is the most sought-after star in Europe at present. But the former Chelsea star will command an astronomical figure if he is to leave Anfield this summer.