Six Questions To Emerge From Record Transfer  Window 

Six Questions To Emerge From Record Transfer  Window

Six Questions To Emerge From Record Transfer  Window 

The transfer window has closed until January with the usual rash of big money deals and even some headline-grabbing moves that did not happen.

Liverpool and Manchester United made significant efforts to strengthen while Tottenham could not resist their traditional deadline day foray into the market.

In moves that did not materialise, Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad failed with a £150m bid for Liverpool's Mohamed Salah while Fulham's Joao Palhinha had a medical at Bayern Munich but had to return to Craven Cottage after the transfer collapsed.

So what are the big questions left to answer once the dust has settled on another hectic deadline day?

Liverpool made their position crystal clear that Salah was not for sale with the instant rejection of an offer that could have brought them £150m from Al-Ittihad.

The club's stance was that the 31-year-old was untouchable and the matter was considered closed at Anfield - but the complication may be that it is not considered closed in Saudi Arabia.

And with the Saudi transfer window not shutting until 7 September, there was immediate talk that Al-Ittihad were likely to return with an offer nearer to £200m in an attempt to make Liverpool blink.

Liverpool have no intention of blinking as they would not be able to re-invest any money until January at the earliest and manager Jurgen Klopp has also made it clear the brilliant Egyptian, who has 187 goals in 308 games for the club, would not be sold.

Salah has remained silent but his agent Ramy Abbas Issa wrote in a social media post on 7 August, when speculation of Saudi interest started: "Mohamed remains committed to Liverpool. If we considered leaving Liverpool this year, we wouldn't have renewed the contract last summer."

There is nothing to suggest anything has changed - but that may not stop Al-Ittihad making another even more eye-watering offer for Salah. He would be the biggest coup of all for the Saudi Pro League and further evidence of the existential threat posed to the Premier League.