Real Madrid are plotting a summer move for Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, as the Spanish club are looking to offload Gareth Bale, according to outlet El Desmarque.

Salah, who signed for Liverpool from Roma for a transfer fee of £35 million in the summer of 2017, has been superb for the club.

The Egyptian international broke the record for Premier League goals in a 38-game season in his debut campaign for the Reds, scoring 32 and 44 in all competitions.

In the 2018-19 season, Salah scored 27 goals for Liverpool in all competitions. So far this season, he is also coming along nicely.

With Salah’s form being as good as it is, he was inevitably going to be linked to the Spanish giants.

It is no secret that Bale is not happy at Real Madrid, and the club are looking to offload him as a result.

According to the report from El Desmarque, which has been cited by the Express, the Spanish giants view Salah as the perfect replacement for Bale.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 19: Mohamed Salah scores the 2nd goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United at Anfield on January 19, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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However, the report states that Real Madrid would have to offload Bale first, which could be difficult, as many clubs could not afford his weekly wage.

There is also a suggestion that Real Madrid would prefer Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe to Salah, but his price tag could prove to be an issue. That itself is why Salah is seen as an ideal candidate to replace Bale.

Real Madrid believe ¬£126 million would be enough to secure Salah, which is a lower transfer fee than what Mbappe would more than likely cost. Salah’s contract at Anfield expires in 2023.

The links between Salah and Real Madrid will be around as long as the Egyptian international is playing good football.

The reality is, all the best players in the world get linked to the Spanish giants. However, any move away from Liverpool Football Club at this moment would be a downgrade, as the Reds are the best team in world football as of right now.

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