Chelsea accuse Fiorentina of trying to extort money from Salah
Chelsea have accused Italian side Fiorentina for trying to extort money from them and Egypt international player Mohamed Salah.
Fiorentina believed they had an agreement in place with Chelsea to extend the Egyptian’s loan, which made them complaint to Fifa, alleging a breach of contract, however, Salah and Chelsea were cleared of wrongdoing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The CAS statement had read: “CAS has dismissed the appeal and confirmed the decision issued by the FIFA dispute resolution chamber on May 26, 2016 (FIFA DRC) in which Fiorentina’s claim for compensation of Euros 32 million was rejected.
“The CAS panel found that the player did not breach the employment agreement by returning to Chelsea FC after June 30, 2015 and that Chelsea FC did not induce the player to terminate the employment agreement without just cause.
“Accordingly, it dismissed the appeal and confirmed the FIFA DRC decision.”
The English side blasted Fiorentina, accusing them for trying to extort money from them, adding that they are pleased with court’s decision.
A spokesman for the Blues declared: “Chelsea’s position throughout this case was that Fiorentina had acted in bad faith in bringing a claim which was totally unfounded.
“We are pleased that the CAS Panel came to the same conclusion, with Fiorentina’s case rejected in full and costs awarded to Chelsea and the player.
“We look forward to the full decision being published so that everyone can see the lengths that Fiorentina were prepared to go to in order to extort large sums of money from Chelsea and the player,” he added.
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