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Mourinho: I see Salah’s future elsewhere

Posted on July 19, 2015

After days of anticipation as to where ’s next destination will be, the future becomes a bit more clear as confirmed that the Egyptian has been given the green light to leave .

Following a successful loan spell with , Mohamed Salah has been linked with numerous clubs including Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Wolfsburg, , and the most recent being Liverpool. However, as per recent reports in Italy, the Egyptian star appears closest to Rome.

According to Gazetta Dello Sport, Roma representatives were in London on Friday to meet with Chelsea representatives and Salah himself in order to finalize a deal for the Egyptian.

Fiorentina, who initially threatened to take legal action against Salah for refusing to extend his loan after the club had taken up the option in his contract, will reportedly receive compensation from Roma in the form of Mattia Destro on loan.

Salah was not included in the Chelsea squad that travelled to Montreal for pre-season training last week, and was believed to be training with the U-21 team at Cobham training ground. The 23-year-old’s future at Chelsea seems to now have certainly come to an end, after Jose Mourinho confirmed he’s no longer apart of his plans, as he told Chelsea TV: “I see his future elsewhere.”

Jose Mourinho went on to say: ”Either as a loan or an offer that we are happy to accept. At the moment with [Eden] Hazard and Willian, [Bertrand] Traore, [Victor] Moses and [Juan] Cuadrado, we have five players for these positions.”

”It’s better not to have so many,” the Portuguese manager concluded.  

Salah will therefore be free to join any club he desires, with Roma leading the chase. However, if they are to make a permanent offer for his services, the Giallorossi may need to cough up more than Chelsea spent as the Egyptian’s price tag has reportedly jumped to an astonishing €25 million.


  1. Release the Kraken

    July 20, 2015 at 2:39 AM

    Mourinho isnt stupid. He knows liverpool and Spurs want Salah. He knows it would be a terrible idea to sell the 23 year old. It is true that Chelsea have many options at his position but I think Mourinho is only trying to motivate Salah to reach the next level. Mourinho see’s Salah’s potential. Moses and Traore might make it very difficult for anyone to get time but Traore might be better as a striker so that leaves just Moses who is stronger than Salah but Salah is faster. I think Willian and Cuadrado will either change teams or change positions by next season. Willian as number 10 like Oscar and Cuadrado as a RB. It is more likely tho that Cuadrado will be sold. There are also players in the academy that would be starting at other premier league teams like Boga and Brown. As long as Salah gets more consistent he will be alright!

    I hope Salah isnt sold and become a Chelsea legend!

  2. Nader

    July 20, 2015 at 11:06 AM

    For egyptian standards Salah is exceptional, but not if u compare him to players like Hazard or Willian who are at least 1 level above him. I think its time to go, Roma or Liverpool as best-fits!!

  3. djkh

    July 23, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    salah is a good player but not a legend and even not an excellent player. He’s just good.

    He haas pace, technical intelligence but he has unsolved problem with his finishing, air ball, physical problem.

  4. Etch

    August 28, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    Agreed…I think he’s way too expensive!

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