Liverpool set to bid 12m for Mohamed Salah from Basle

Liverpool are poised to make a 12million bid for Mohamed Salah after manager Brendan Rodgers made a personal check on the Basle winger.

Bogey man: Salah has scored three goals against Chelsea and one against Tottenham in the past year

Liverpool have been trailing the Egyptian for over six months and Rodgers flew to Germany to watch the the 21-year-old in action.

Basle are now ready to sell their prized asset and want around 15m for a player who has been dubbed 'the Egyptian Messi' following his goals return of 17 in 26 internationals. 

Tottenham have also monitored Salah's progress, notably watching him score against Chelsea in the Champions League home and away.

He also scored against Chelsea in the Europa League semi-finals last season, and against Spurs in the last eight.

Other European sides are also keen with Galatasaray and Monaco among them.

However, Liverpool is an appealing option for Salah and, if Rodgers gives the go-ahead for an official bid, they are likely to get their man.