According to reports in Football Italia, Roma have reached an agreement to sign Chelsea outcast Mohammed Salah. The deal is believed to be on loan with an option to buy or €17m. The recent developments have come despite Blues manager Jose Mourinho claiming it would take a phenomenal offer to convince Chelsea to sell players in the January transfer window.
The report have cited the ever reliable Gianluca Di Marzio saying that Salah’s transfer to Roma is now just a matter of course but it could take the Italian capital club to decide if they want to go through with the deal.
Rome based media outlet Il Messaggero has also claimed that Roma will pay €500,000 for an 18 month loan spell. However, Roma have the option of sending Salah back to Chelsea within a time-frame of 6 to 12 months should he fail to impress.
Salah's wages are reportedly pretty low as well: 2.2m/year. Given Roma's struggles up front, overall, I think, a solid deal.
— Julian De Martinis (@JulianDM11) January 23, 2015
However, Roma will have to pay €17m plus a bonus payment depending on Champions League qualification if they want to but the Egyptian on a permanent deal. Salah will earn a salary of €2.2m net until June of 2019.
— Adam Digby (@Adz77) January 23, 2015