AS Roma have confirmed duo Mohamed Salah and Edin Dzeko have made their loan deals permanent after certain contract obligations were met.
The Premier League players arrived in Rome on season-long loan deals from Chelsea and Manchester City respectively in order to get game-time, but the Italian club have now revealed that those temporary deals have been made permanent.
Dzeko and Salah have made positive starts to their careers in Serie A, with them both being regulars in Rudi Garcia's side, and after certain contract obligations were met, the duo agreed to stay in the Italian capital.
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According to Gazzetta dello Sport, obligations were met which allowed Roma to make the moves permanent, meaning both players are now official players for the club despite being outside of the transfer window.
The news broke after the club released a formal statement regarding the transfer news, and the have confirmed that both players have signed permanent contracts.
“Amongst the most important agreements of the 2014/15 summer transfer window is the signing of Dzeko from Manchester City, Salah from Chelsea and (Iago) Falque from Genoa,” a statement read on Roma's official website.
“These players were initially acquired on temporary deals, but those agreements have now become permanent after certain contractual obligations were met.”
Salah and Dzeko
This is Salah's second-stint in Italy after he joined Fiorentina on a short-term loan deal at the end of last season.
The Egyptian was meant to spend this season on loan there again, but he rejected the move and eventually joined Roma.
As for Dzeko, he was worried about his game-time at the Etihad Stadium due to the arrival of Wilfried Bony in January, and after talks with Manuel Pellegrini, he opted to join Roma on a season-long loan.
However, both players have now agreed to make the moves permanent, but it's not yet understood what the financial situation is regarding transfer fees.