Real Madrid have made Mohamed Salah their top transfer target ahead of the summer window.

It comes during a time when the forward has seen his form dip for Liverpool at a critical time in the season.

The Reds had been comfortably top for some time in the Premier League but that status is now under threat.

A shock 1-0 loss to Southampton has opened the door to Manchester United, who can leapfrog them into first with just a point from their game in hand.

Liverpool were desperately poor against the Saints, with Salah one of those guilty.

The Egyptian still leads the Premier League for most goals scored with 13 - but has not hit the net in three appearances now.

Mohamed Salah has been linked with a move to Real Madrid

His drop-off has coincided with a decline in form from Jurgen Klopp's men, who have now failed to beat West Brom, Newcastle and now Southampton.

There have been reports that Salah is unhappy at Anfield and will look to leave at the end of the season.

According to talkSPORT, Real Madrid have made him their No.1 transfer target as he enters the final two years of his contract.

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It would take a mammoth offer for Liverpool to come to the table but the ex-Roma star will turn 29 this summer.

With Jadon Sancho in their sights, the Reds might be tempted to offload Salah now to get the most out of him

The Egypt international was recently asked about a move to La Liga, which he did not rule out.

Jurgen Klopp is not worried about Mohamed Salah leaving Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp is not worried about Mohamed Salah leaving Liverpool

“Madrid and Barcelona are top clubs,” Salah said.

“We never know what is going to happen in the future, but right now I’m focused on winning the Premier and the Champions League again with my club.

"Of course, I want to break records here and, I repeat, every record in the club, but everything’s in the hands of the club.”