Mohamed Salah is highly likely to not be wearing the blue shirt of Chelsea next season, with Mourinho determined to see the winger gone this week, as per Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport.
The newspaper claims Mourinho is growing frustrated with the 23-year old player as he doesn’t follow instructions in training and fails to adapt to the different systems the manager present in training. The player only just joined Chelsea about two seasons ago, he was initially reportedly off to Liverpool before Mourinho hijacked the move.
Together with the ongoing contract saga with Fiorentina, Salah is said to have not improved on his “tracking-back” defensive game too, and this is what Mourinho usually demands of his wing and midfield men.
The Egypt international star was sent to train with the youth team earlier this week by Mourinho, and he was a notable omission in the Chelsea team as they jetted out for their pre-season tour on Wednesday.
Salah had, through his agent, last week demanded for £2 million a year to return to the Viola after a successful half season with them. The Egyptian set the Serie A alight with his blistering pace and goals within the short period he played for Fiorentina, and this has put Inter Milan on the alert.
Inter have offered Salah £1.78million to join them should the Viola fail to meet up to the £2 million-a-year asking price by the player’s representatives.
Meanwhile, Fiorentina have already paid the £700,000 stated in the contract with Chelsea, if they want the player to re-join them on loan for another season, but Salah has personally turned them down.
As per London Evening Standard, the Premier League club have, however, decided to compensate the Florence club by repaying that sum and giving them another player on loan. Inter Milan is now the likely destination for Salah.
Be it Inter or any other club, Mourinho reportedly wants the deal signed and sealed this week, as he does not want any distractions for his team.
Chelsea’s other winger who faces an uncertain future at the club is Juan Cuadrado, with the player likely to join Juventus this summer.