Chelsea midfielder Mohamed Salah has reportedly agreed a move to Serie A club AS Roma. The player, who was loaned out to Fiorentina last January, was a subject of controversy between two clubs, who wanted to sign him. The two clubs, Fiorentina and Inter Milan, engaged in verbal tirade over the transfer of the Egyptian international.
However, the report suggests that the Italian club is yet to agree personal terms with the Blues. The player’s agent, Ramy Abbas was reportedly in Rome recently to discuss the player’s move to the Serie A club. The report also suggests that Salah had turned down a deal to move to Fiorentina, the club that secured his services for six months last January.
According to SportMediaset, the player has finally agreed to join Roma, and a deal is imminent. However, agreement with Chelsea is said to be far from being completed, which as expected won’t be an easy one considering Mourinho’s insistence on keeping the player.
Chelsea, according to the report, are holding out for a transfer fee of €23 million for the Egyptian international, while the Italian club wants to sign the player on loan with an option to buy once the loan deal expires next summer.
While the Blues are not against a loan move for Salah, they are however, insisting that a mandatory redemption clause be inserted into the agreement with the club next summer, which will ensure they get a fee for the Egyptian.
This is far from being over as we expect more on this story as it develops.