Chelsea close to completing transfer: £16m fee discussed for Liverpool target

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Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah looks set to join Serie A side AS Roma on an initial loan deal with a permanent transfer to the Stadio Olimpico also discussed according to the Daily Mail.

The Egyptian international was barely part of Jose Mourinho’s first team plans prior to his temporary move to Fiorentina in January but the former FC Basel man’s form in Florence has led to a flurry of interest in the 23-year-old.

Fiorentina had been keen on securing Mohamed Salah on a permanent deal (via BBC Sport) and Liverpool are also known to retain an interest in the Blues attacker (via the Daily Mirror).


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The Daily Mail claim Salah has agreed to join AS Roma and that his loan spell could cost £1.4m with a permanent buy-out fee of £16m placed on the Stamford Bridge bit-part player.

Jose Mourinho has made a habit of banking big sums from the sale of players who are not regulars in his Chelsea starting line-up with the sales of Kevin de Bruyne, which netted the West London side £16m (via Sky Sports), Romelu Lukaku’s move to Everton bringing in a big £28m (via BBC Sport) and Andre Schurrle’s move back to Germany leading to a healthy £22m windfall (via BBC Sport), being prime examples of this.

Chelsea paid £11m to sign Mohamed Salah back in January 2014 (via BBC Sport) and the speedy attacker has made just six domestic league starts for the Premier League title holders.

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