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Inter contact Salah’s agent, Mourinho says ‘Salah going nowhere’
Inter Milan have contacted the entourage of Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah in order to discuss a possible move to the Nerazzurri in January, while manager Jose Mourinho says the player is staying with the Blues.
Salah, who joined Chelsea for €15m last January, has been sparingly used by Jose Mourinho at Chelsea this season, which has caused the likes of Inter and Napoli to display interest in the 22-year-old winger.
Despite Jose Mourinho’s recent comments on Salah, saying the player has “many years to play and to improve” the Egyptian’s future with the Blues remains uncertain.
According to FCInterNews.it, Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio has contacted the Egyptian international’s agent, to better understand the current situation, and has reportedly gotten a positive response.
The Milan-based website also claims that the Blues are willing to let the player leave in January, and that the transfer would be a loan deal with an option to buy.
Salah going nowhere
On the other hand, Mourinho assured on Friday that Salah isn’t leaving the club in the next transfer window.
“Salah is our player, a player we like and trust, a player from our squad who is going nowhere,” said Mourinho during the pre-game presser against Hull City.
“He doesn’t go, for sure. Maybe he moves house. Maybe he moves house, but not club.”
Inter’s primary targets for the upcoming transfer window are thought to be PSG’s Ezequiel Lavezzi and Atletico Madrid’s Alessio Cerci, but due to financial difficulties, a move for the underutilised Salah seems to be more feasible for the 18-time Serie A winners.
Inter Milan have endured another poor season so far, sitting 12th in the overall league standings, 9 points adrift of the final Champions League spot with just over a third of the season gone; a stark contrast to runaway Premier League leaders Chelsea, who will be taking part in the continent’s premier competition’s knockout rounds after topping their Champions League group.