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Salah set for Chelsea return, Fiorentina seek compensation
After speculation as to whether the 23-year-old Egyptian international would stay in Florence, the player’s agent claims he is on his way back to London on Thursday to join Jose Mourinho’s squad in pre-season training, as per Sky Italia.
The Chelsea winger’s decision to return to England – for now – arose following issues with his now former club, ACF Fiorentina, who already threatened to take legal action against him. Salah, having a memorable six-month loan in Italy where he scored 9 goals and made 4 assists in 26 appearances, opted against extending his stay with the Viola for another year – though the club claims he missed the ‘deadline’ and have already paid the €1 million extension fee.
Mohamed Salah’s next destination is likely to be back in Italy, with his agent, Ramy Abbas, saying that the player ”will move to another Italian club.” However, Salah and his agent are set to have showdown talks with Chelsea to determine the Egyptian’s future with the Premier League champions.
“The player will go to the training camp with Chelsea. The English club meet up again officially on Thursday in London, and Salah will be there with them,” Abbas told Sky.
Fiorentina are believed to have finally given up on getting Salah to stay, despite recently calling him up for pre-season training, but are now seeking compensation from Chelsea, according to Sport Mediaset.
The Viola have asked Chelsea for the €1 million they already paid, plus an additional €3m as a ‘prize’ for helping the club increase his value.