Al-Ittihad president now hopes to reveal all "in respect to Mo Salah"

Al-Ittihad's president has name-dropped Mo Salah when talking about his club's transfer activities. He hopes to reveal all soon.

Mo Salah to Al-Ittihad was one of the biggest transfer stories of the summer - and it all happened in the space of about two weeks, right as things shut. Talk of enormous bids circulated, potentially even a world-record attempt to pry the Egyptian away from Liverpool.

The Reds were never going to sell, however. It's hard to believe they'd have accepted any offers at the start of the window. At the end when there's next to no time to find a replacement? Impossible. It's a sale that would have cost Liverpool their season, and there's no even semi-reasonable amount of money that's worth that.

Exactly what happened, though, isn't clear. Liverpool haven't publicly confirmed any offer, nor have Al-Ittihad. But now the Saudi Pro League side's president, Anmar Al-Haili, has mentioned Salah publicly.

He wants to reveal all about the failed offer, as well as those for Sergio Ramos and Kevin De Bruyne.

“I remained silent,” he said, per AS. “But I hope I can respond soon to what happened in the last week of the summer market with respect to Salah, Ramos and De Bruyne.”

This one isn't going to disappear, it seems. The director of football of the Saudi Pro League, Michael Emenalo, has openly referred to Salah as his 'favourite', for one thing.

And as the face of Arabic football, Liverpool's superstar is the biggest 'get' for Saudi football. There is a reason, after all, that they're willing to make these mad offers for a 31-year-old.

Fans should brace themselves in 2024, then. Salah still has a contract at Liverpool and the Reds have very little reason to sell anytime soon.

But Al-Ittihad may well give them a reason to sell - they'll at the very least try.

Now everyone can wait and see what Al-Haili has to say about the summer and why things failed. Perhaps it's as simple as Liverpool and Salah saying no. Perhaps there's something more complex at play.

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