Mohamed Salah agent dismisses claims that his client was ‘offered’ to Barcelona

• Diario AS reported that Salah was offered to Barcelona by the player’s agent

• The agent went on Twitter to dismiss this report as false

Mohamed Salah’s agent, Ramy Abbas Issa, denied the that he or other representatives of the player ever offered him to Barcelona. Issa quoted the tweet by Diario AS with the link to the report linking Salah with a move to Camp Nou and added: “This never happened. @English_AS you need better sources.”

Diario AS shocked many on Wednesday morning, claiming that Mohamed Salah was offered to Barcelona by the player’s agents. The Egyptian forward’s representatives have allegedly initiated negotiations with the Catalan club. According to the source, the first meeting between two sides has already taken place.

It was suggested by Diario AS that Liverpool star might replace Antoine Griezmann at the top of Barcelona’s transfer list as the Frenchman is taking too long to decide on his future and he is seemingly leaning towards staying in Madrid next season. Barcelona haven’t been able to find a proper replacement to Neymar and they intend to bring another world-class attacker this summer.

Thomas Lemar created more chances (72) than any player aged 21 or under in Europe’s top five leagues in 2016/17.

Barcelona search for a reinforcement of their attacking line continues, with Monaco’s Thomas Lemar the latest player they have been linked with. Sport claims that Barcelona are leading in the race for Lemar, who they have been closely following since last summer. Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are also interested in the player. Sport adds that Monaco are willing to accept bids between €70m and €90m.