Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool ace, is prepared to let his contract at Anfield run down before joining a Premier League rival on a free transfer in 2023.
Salah has a year remaining on his deal at Liverpool and talks over an extension between both parties have been at a standstill.
The Egyptian captain wants to double his weekly wages to around £400,000-a-week and believes that his performances permit such an increase.
However, Liverpool fears breaking its wage structure will lead to bigger problems going forward.
According to The Athletic, in the scenario Salah leaves next summer, his preference is to remain in England and he’s open to joining a Premier League rival.
The likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea, would all be desperate to sign Salah, who will turn 30 later this month if he was available on the open market in 2023.
The report added that face-to-face talks over an extension last occurred in December and that little progress has been made in the last six months.
Salah has netted 156 goals in 254 games for Liverpool since joining the Premier League giants from Roma in 2017.