The attacker received a rapturous reception upon his arrival on Italian soil, and his imminent signing is clearly a popular decision by the Giallorossi, at least if the reaction of their fans is anything to go by.
— Stefano Piccheri (@StefanoPiccheri) July 29, 2015
According to Sky Sports, the Egypt international is set to move on a one-year loan deal, with Roma having an obligation to sign the player permanently next summer.
The price of that transfer will be £14.7 million, and represents a decent increase on the £11 million the Pensioners paid FC Basel to sign the forward in January last year [BBC].
The North African has struggled to establish himself at Stamford Bridge over the subsequent 18 months, and only truly impressed last season when he was loaned out to Fiorentina.
Best young strikers in the world – Kane, Lukaku, Icardi, and more!
Man United transfer target and superstar striker talks up ‘surprise’ move
Man United Ramos: Five alternatives as Real Madrid star signs new deal, including £40m Chelsea target
The Viola, as well as Serie A fallen giants Internazionale, were keen on signing the forward this summer—as per the Daily Mail—but ultimately both have missed out to Roma, who can offer the attacker the chance to play in the Champions League.
Salah, now 23, managed nine goals for Fiorentina last term, and, along with the likes of Gervinho, Seydou Doumbia and the iconic Francesco Totti, could form a dazzling forward line in Rome.