After what can be described as a fruitful loan season for out-of-favour Chelsea and Egypt winger, Mohammed Salah, it appears that Italian league side Fiorentina, are having problems regarding the player’s status at the club. Reports emanating from Italy indicate that the player is for some reason, allegedly unwilling to commit himself to the club; with other reports suggesting that the player had demanded a pay-rise. These developments may have been induced by the recent departure of former Fiorentina coach, Vincenzo Montella, who brought in Salah on loan from Chelsea during his tenure.
Fellow league side, Inter Milan have reportedly indicated strong interest in the player’s services in recent times, and are looking to make the most of any hitches between both clubs, regarding the player’s contract. Also, exclusive reports by Sky Italia Journalist Gianluca di Marzio revealed that Fiorentina are considering the prospect of taking legal action against the player, in order to keep him for one more season.
Despite the fact that such a decision may be a little drastic, it is fairly understandable: as reports reveal that Fiorentina have already paid Chelsea the demanded €1 million loan transfer fee for last season; with Blues’ manager Jose Mourinho categorically stating recently that he wants his player to remain at Fiorentina, where he performed exceptionally well last season.
It is believed that Fiorentina are running out of time on the player’s decision, hence the mooted legal action: but if the player eventually agrees to stay another season on loan, then, the club would have to pay Chelsea another €1 million, whilst retaining the option of a permanent transfer in the near future. It is believed Chelsea will one way or the other sort the deal this week and an announcement will be made in that regard.