Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Chelsea close in on big deal as winger snapped in training with new team-mates


MOHAMED SALAH has begun training with Roma despite not being confirmed as their player yet.

The Chelsea winger is set to join the Serie A giants despite legal wrangling from Fiorentina.
Salah spent last season on loan with the Viola and they believed they had an agreement in place to sign him this summer.
However the Egypt international has rejected the opportunity to return and agreed a deal to move to Roma instead
Salah signed for Chelsea in January 2014 from Basle in a deal worth around £11million.
But he hardly featured under Jose Mourinho despite the Portuguese moving to beat Liverpoolto his signature.
Last season the 23-year-old made three Premier League appearances, all as a substitute, before leaving on loan in January.
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Mohamed Salah in training with Roma
And now he will leave Chelsea again, although whether the deal is another loan or a permanent move still remains to be announced.
Yesterday Fiorentina president  Andrea Della Valle launched an attack on Roma for their handling of the situation.
"It wasn't a nice thing to see Salah arrive in Rome," Della Valle said, according to La Repubblica. "He's not been presented officially, even if he effectively has been. Maybe Roma could have avoided all of this."Solicitors are working on the issue -- ours, his and Chelsea's. We're trying to ensure a contract is respected, and then we'll see. We don't like arguing with anybody and we haven't said either 'yes' or 'no' to Salah joining Roma, but it's a very delicate subject and I can't say too much about it.
"They may be convinced about it in other cities, but all we say is that we've got a contract in our hands. If they're happy, let them be happy. The player left here convinced by his agent and I'm the first to be disappointed by the way this whole issue has evolved.
"When Salah arrived here, he was practically unknown. But I've got to think about the future now and open up a new cycle."