German Giants Chasing Chelsea Winger

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Local media say the Bundesliga club are after Blues winger.

Hamburg have emerged as surprise suitors for out of favour Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah.

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German news source Hamburger Morgen Posten say the Bundesliga side are targeting the Egyptian forward as they look to increase their attacking options.

Hamburg are currently in 14th place in the German league and are said to be searching for signings who can add firepower to their struggling forward line that has scored just nine goals so far this season, which has meant they’re just two points above the relegation zone.

The Germans have recently targeted Josip Drmic and Krystian Bielik, but look set to lose out on both targets. However, the report states Hamburg’s sporting directors are eager to get a deal done for an attacking signing and Salah is top of the list.

The 22-year-old has struggled to break into Jose Mourinho’s side since moving from FC Basel last January. Salah has actually made no starts in the league, and just one apiece in the Champions League and Capital One Cup restricting his game time to just seven appearances.

The only snag in a potential deal could be the winger’s Blues contract, which doesn’t end until 2019 and would therefore mean Hamburg would be required to produce a substantial fee.

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