Winger Mohamed Salah reportedly notified Liverpool of his desire to leave the Premier League side and sign with Al-Ittihad this summer.
Sport Italia reporter Rudy Galetti says Salah is eager to go for the Middle East.
An extremely large offer in excess of £80 million has been made by the Saudi Arabian club for Salah.
The Reds are reluctant to let go of their prized possession, thus Al Ittihad has offered the Egyptian a salary of £65 million a year.
Despite the player’s eagerness to make the switch, Al-Ittihad is said to have set a strict deadline for a deal to be made and is expecting a response from the Reds by Monday.
Both Jordan Henderson and Fabinho have left Liverpool this summer to sign with Saudi Arabian teams.