Chelsea outcast Mohamed Salah is closing in on a move to Italian giants Inter Milan, according to talkSPORT.
The Egyptian winger has played less than 40 minutes of Premier League football this season, and has been identified by Inter boss Roberto Mancini as the man to improve the the Nerazzurri's wavering form this season.
Inter sit 11th in Serie A, and Mancini has made no secret of his desire to sign a wide-man in the January window.
"We are lacking in attacking wingers. We need players who are fast, technically extraordinary, who score goals and can also defend," the former Manchester City coach told reporters.
"We are lacking in attacking wingers. We need players who are fast, technically extraordinary, who score goals and can also defend"
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"If we don’t find someone like that, then we may as well not bring anyone else in.”
Salah at Chelsea
Since signing from FC Basel for £11 million last January, Salah has found first team opportunities hard to come by, featuring just 12 times in the Premier League for the Blues.
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio has made contact with Salah's representatives, and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly willing to let the 'Egyptian Messi' leave on loan initially and include a clause in the deal to give Inter the option to make the move permanent at the end of the season.