Inter Milan are closing in on the £5 million signing of Mohamed Salah after the Chelsea winger turned down the chance to join Fiorentina permanently.
The Sunday Mirror reports that the Egypt international rejected the Florence-based club's £40,000-a-week contract offer and could now join their Serie 'A' rivals at the San Siro.
Salah has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer having spent the second half of the 2014/15 campaign in Italy on loan.
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The 23-year-old has failed to make much of an impression on Jose Mourinho and has been unable to establish himself in the Blues first-team.
After joining Fiorentina on a temporary deal in January as part of the agreement that brought Colombian wide-man Juan Cuadrado to west London, many anticipated that Salah would make the full-time switch to Stadio Artemio Franchi.
However, despite enjoying a successful stint under the guidance Vincenzo Montella, netting nine goals in 26 appearances for La Viola, the former FC Basel forward has opted for a change of scenery in 2015/16.
Atletico Madrid have also been credited with an interest in the Chelsea outcast, but a return to Italy seemed to be Salah's preferred option as it's a country he feels he can revitalise his career that has stagnated whilst with the Premier League champions.
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