Chelsea News – €75,000-A-Week Star Flies In For Medical, 21m Deal Almost Done

Arguably Chelsea’s longest-drawn transfer saga this summer, Mohamed Salah’s exit from Stamford Bridge is more or less done and dusted with a transfer to AS Roma set to be sealed this week.

According to a Soccer Lens report, Salah has agreed to join Roma after Chelsea and the Serie A side discussed a £1.4million loan fee with an obligatory buyout figure of £16million.

The skillful wide man has now been spotted in Italy with a Roma muffler around his neck as he seeks to put an end to speculations surrounding his future.

The 23-year old Egyptian struggled with life at Stamford Bridge as he was mostly out of the team or playing second fiddle to Eden Hazard and Willian. He was however loaned to Fiorentina and the winger quickly hit the ground running and the Florence club wanted to take the player on loan again at the end of last campaign.

Salah turned them down and having spoken to Rudi Garcia, the Roma manager, he chose to sign for the Rome-based side. In the meantime, Salah’s agent Ramy Abbas who had stated on Tuesday his client would be in Rome the following day has confirmed the transfer will soon be sealed.

“Sure, after the results of the medical are concluded, they can take one to two days,” the agent replied when asked when the move will be completed.

“Furthermore, Salah will only accept a loan where the club has an obligation to buy him, not an option to buy him.

“Lots and lots of teams were interested in Salah.”

Although Fiorentina remain an obstacle for Salah and Chelsea as they are still furious over the player’s decision to turn them down, the move will still go on and Salah already wants to start playing for the Garcia-led team.

The former Basel man is now set to join a club permanently and continue his development with Roma as a player next term.

For the first time in his career, Salah had a turbulent season and now he will be hoping to showcase his potentials without the drama, that characterized his career, in the upcoming campaign.