Mohamed Salah is not ready to make a final decision on his Chelsea but is expected to do so in the next month, reports The Evening Standard.
The Egyptian failed to break into Jose Mourinho's team after joining from FC Basel and was sent to Fiorentina on a loan deal in January, just 12 months after arriving at Stamford Bridge in an £11m deal.
His time in Serie A has proved very fruitful. Salah has scored five goals since joining the Viola and helped them to reach the Europa League final with a man of the match performance against Juventus.
Fiorentina have the option to extend the loan deal into next season and can also make the arrangement a permanent one by agreeing to pay £9.5m to Chelsea. Clauses in that deal could see it eventually earn Chelsea £18m.
AS Roma and Juventus are also keeping tabs on the 22-year-old meaning the Blues are likely to make a profit on their failed signing.
But the final decision will obviously lie with Salah and he has now revealed that he is yet to decide whether or not he would be willing to leave Chelsea on a permanent basis.
He told the same report: “Chelsea gave me the opportunity to reach that level. I still have one month to make a decision about my future. I’m enjoying being here and my objective is to reach the [Europa League] final.”
No future at Stamford Bridge
Despite his good form for the Serie A side, Salah is unlikely to convince Mourinho to welcome him back into his first team squad next season.
Juan Cuadrado made a permanent move to west London as part of the deal that saw Salah move in the opposite and even he has struggled to get game in the second half of the season.
Mourinho is not one to rotate his squad and is even less loyal to the players in his squad. He seemed to sell Juan Mata, David Luiz and Andre Schurrle without giving it a second thought, all of which are better players than Salah.
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