Saudi Arabia are eyeing up another stunning summer transfer as giants Al-Hilal look to poach Luis Diaz from Liverpool ahead of the new season, it has been reported.
The ROSHN Pro League have begun a massive spending spree this summer, and have already recruited several stars including Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Ruben Neves, Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante.
They are targetting plenty of Premier League players, including the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Aleksander Mitrovic, and Liverpool’s stars are no different.
So far, Al-Ittihad have made a move for defensive midfielder Fabinho, submitting a £40m move for the Brazilian and with an expectancy that a deal will be done after he was left out of Liverpool’s travelling party to Germany.
Jordan Henderson is also closing in on a move to the middle east, to rejoin Steven Gerrard at Al-Ettifaq, though as it stands there is no agreement over a fee for the Reds’ captain with Jurgen Klopp’s side holding out for around £10m.
Now, the Daily Record claim that Al-Hilal are eyeing up a move for another Liverpool star, with Diaz in their crosshairs.
The Colombian winger missed a fair chunk of last season through a knee injury, but still managed 17 Premier League appearances, scoring four times and grabbing two assists in the process.
Signed just 18 months ago, he is considered a key part of Liverpool’s future, but Al-Hilal are ready to test their resolve with a 50m euro bid for the winger.
That is according to Portuguese outlet Record, who go on to claim that Liverpool have no intention of selling the star for that price, with the 26-year-old wanted specifically by Jurgen Klopp, and as a result deemed not for sale.
Al-Hilal have already signed Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly, along with star midfield duo Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Ruben Neves this summer. They have also tried to add Lionel Messi and Romelu Lukaku to their ranks, but failed on both counts.
They have since tabled an offer for Fulham’s Alexandr Mitrovic, who is keen to join.