Mohamed Salah “doesn’t belong” at Stamford Bridge Says Mourinho
As the 23-year-old’s future still remains unclear, and with Italian duo Fiorentina and Inter Milan showing keen interest in the player, The Blues boss says Salah will leave.
Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah “doesn’t belong” at Stamford Bridge and will leave the club on loan this summer, says manager Jose Mourinho.
Salah joined The Blues from Basel in January 2014, however, he spent the second half of last term on loan over at Fiorentina as part of the deal that saw young Juan Cuadrado make a move to the Bridge.
Fiorentina have claimed to have an agreement to keep Salah’s services for the next campaign,however, it was met with resistance by the Salah, who “expressed his desire to join another club”.
Speaking after Chelsea’s International Champions Cup fixture against Paris Saint-Germain in Charlotte, Mourinho said: “He doesn’t belong to my squad and he’s not staying here.
“The important thing is that he plays like he did at Fiorentina, so [I’m] happy with him going on a loan.
“Italian football is difficult football to play, especially for attacking players. So if it’s not Fiorentina it’s Roma or Inter or Juve – I don’t know. Maybe he has a loan.
“He’s a good boy and a good player. He needs more top-level football so I’m happy with any decision him and the club make.”
Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini did confirm this week that he is interested in bringing the 23-year-old over to the club, yet the Viola criticized their attempts to sign Salah.