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Alberto Aquilani speaks about the Salah saga

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Posted on July 6, 2015

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midfielder Alberto Aquilani has made a statement to the press regarding the contract situation.

The 30-year-old midfielder spoke to Gazetta Dello Sport in regards to the situation which has seen Fiorentina threatening legal action against the on loan Egyptian, as well as clubs who have been speaking with Salah over a prospective transfer.

“I’m surprised of the management, the press releases and this chaos but not of the situation itself. Salah told me that he is not convinced at all of staying a long time ago,” the former Roma and midfielder said on the matter, adding to the confusion surrounding the Salah saga which has seen the Egyptian on front pages of the majority of Italian newspapers.

Salah, who was on loan at Fiorentina following a deal which was struck with Chelsea in January 2015, has been surrounded by controversy recently, with Fiorentina reportedly unhappy with the Egyptian due to a lack of communication, which saw them pay a further €1 million to Chelsea to extend the loan deal for a further season, with Salah not wanting to stay despite the extra sum being already paid and an improved contract being offered.

The 23-year-old Egyptian winger reportedly did not advise La Viola of his intentions to leave before a set deadline, although Aquilani’s comments add fuel to the fire implying that Fiorentina should have known of the Egyptians intentions.

Fiorentina’s Vice President has also come out recently on his personal Twitter account with bold claims against fellow Serie A side Inter Milan, who are reportedly very interested in the Egyptian winger, claiming that Inter should be relegated for their part in the matter.

It remains to be seen where Salah will end up next season following the controversy, with a host of other European sides reportedly interested in the Chelsea player following his strong performances for both club and country in 2015.

It is worth noting that Mohamed Salah has been called up by Fiorentina to their upcoming training camp in northern Italy.

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