Mohamed Salah scores stunning chip for Egypt

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Mohamed Salah may have given Jose Mourinho second thoughts after scoring an exquisite chip for Egypt in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier earlier this week.

Salah capped off a comfortable 3-0 win over Tunisia by playing a one-two with ex-Basel teammate Mohamed Elneny before calmly hitting a right-footed lob over the goalkeeper. Egypt's victory gives them a perfect start to their qualifying campaign, and puts them top of the group on goal difference. 

Salah flopped at Chelsea 

Salah, who signed for Chelsea in a £13 million switch from FC Basel, struggled to break into the Blues first-team after 27 lacklustre appearances and was sent to Fiorentina in a loan deal which saw Juan Cuadrado move the other way.

Since settling at Fiorentina the Egyptian has been in remarkable form, scoring nine goals in 26 games and consequently attracting the attention of a number of teams in Europe.

Options for Egyptian winger

Salah's agent has recently revealed that Fiorentina have an option to extend his loan deal into the 2015/16 season, but ultimately the decision is down to the player himself. 

"Fiorentina have the right to extend the loan for a year for €1 million, but the player has the right to veto that, so it all depends on what the player wants to do," he said.

"He's with the national team at the moment but will decide when he returns."

Should Salah decide to terminate his stay in Fiorentina, he is likely to put pressure on Cuadrado at Stamford Bridge, as the Colombian is yet to convince Chelsea fans that he is first team material.

If Mourinho opts to sell Salah, ESPN reports that Tottenham are ready to offer the winger the chance to stay in the Premier League, as boss Mauricio Pochettino is eager to bolster his attacking options for next season as Spurs aim for a top four finish. 

Watch Salah's exquisite goal for Egypt here

Chelsea fans, do you think Salah should be kept by Mourinho? Or should he be flogged this summer? Let us know your thoughts on his situation in the comments box below.

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