Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed the transfer of Mohamed Salah to a Serie A club this summer.
The Egyptian winger has fallen out of favour at the Bridge and spent last season on loan at Fiorentina. The goalscoring winger enjoyed a successful spell at Florence and will now make his move to Italy permanent.
According to reports, Salah is closing in on a move to Roma and Mourinho has confirmed that the player is no longer a part of his squad.
“He doesn’t belong in my squad and he’s not staying here,” declared Mourinho during the US summer tour.
“The important thing is that he plays like he did at Fiorentina, so I’m happy with him going on a loan.
“Italian football is difficult to play, especially for attacking players. If it’s not Fiorentina, it’s Roma or Inter or Juve – I don’t know. Maybe he has a loan.
“He’s a good boy and a good player. He needs more top level football, so I’m happy with any decision he and the club make.”
Further, what was believed to be a cash only deal, Mourinho claims that Salah could be loaned out for next season with an option to buy.
Fiorentina were also interested in the Chelsea winger, but it appears that the players has already pledged his services to Rudi Garcia.