Chelsea are set to allow Mohamed Salah to leave Stamford Bridge in the coming days, with Inter Milan confident that they can take the winger to Serie A.
Salah exit on the cards
According to talkSPORT a deal between the two clubs for the Egyptian is close to being agreed, with the 22-year-old having already said yes to terms to see him switch to the San Siro.
Since arriving at Stamford Bridge during the 2014 January transfer window Salah has been starved of game-time, and the emergence of Eden Hazard as one of the world’s most exciting talents, along with the likes of Willian and Oscar also impressing, has meant that there’s been little chance of him breaking into the starting XI.
As such a temporary move away looks like being the only opportunity for the former FC Basel man to show Jose Mourinho that he belongs at Stamford Bridge, with ambitious Inter keen to change their fortunes by investing heavily in the transfer market.
Having purchased the likes of Nemanja Vidic in the summer they’re said to be ready to continue spending to improve their chances of knocking Juventus off of their perch at the summit of Italian football and Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski has also been mentioned as a target.
TalkSPORT, citing Gazzetta dello Sport, claim that Salah has already agreed terms to leave his current club, and it’s speculated that Inter will have the option to make the transfer permanent come the end of the campaign if they so wish.
With Roberto Mancini in charge a new emphasis has been placed on scouring the Premier League for talent and players like Salah, who are eager to prove a point, could be ideal for his objectives.
If Salah does indeed move on then Mourinho isn’t likely to look to replace him. Of the seven appearances he has made this term for Chelsea many have been from the bench, and the attacking quarter isn’t an area The Special One desperately needs to improve.
That being said the rumours that Croatian youngster Andrej Kramaric is on his way to Stamford Bridge continue to do the rounds, with the forward tipped to spend the rest of the season on loan at Leicester City.