The Egyptian winger moved to Chelsea from FC Basel in January 2014 as a replacement for Juan Mata, who moved to Manchester United. Since joining the Premier League champions, he struggled to cement a place at Stamford Bridge.
The 23-year-old joined the Serie A side as a part of the deal, which saw Juan Cuadrado move in the opposite direction. Earlier in the summer, Salah joined AS Roma and Fiorentina allege the player’s transfer to Rome has seen a breach of contract.
“We can confirm having received a claim from the Italian club, ACF Fiorentina, against the English club, Chelsea FC, and the player, Mohamed Salah Ghaly, for breach of contract. The matter is still pending and being investigated,” a FIFA spokesperson told Press Association Sport.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has made it clear that Salah will not be included in his plans at the west London club. The former Real Madrid boss is happy for FIFA to investigate the English outfit to investigate into Salah’s transfer to AS Roma.
“I’m happy that Fifa has time for other things in the middle of such a great weather around them. I’m happy they have time for other things,” Chelsea manager said.
The Stamford Bridge outfit has come under a lot of scrutiny for allowing several of their first team and youth players leave the club on-loan. In the 2015 summer transfer window, 33 players have left the club temporarily and the list includes the likes of Cuadrado, Victor Moses, Marco van Ginkel and many more.
However, Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo has defended the club’s transfer policy.
“Sometimes we know there are players whose development is not finished, just like Victor, who we want to keep with our squad but who maybe needs to play more football to get to the level we think he can get to, because he is very, very talented,” Emenalo told Chelsea’s official website.