Salah stalling on Chelsea deal

Egyptian winger not focusing on Blues

Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah is stalling his decision regarding his future and admitting his main focus is on Fiorentina and completing the season in Italy.

The Egyptian joined Chelsea back in January 2014 in a deal worth £11million from Swiss side FC Basel, but after failing to break into the first-team, he was sent out on loan just a year later.

Competition for Places

With Eden Hazard, Oscar and Willian the regular trio playing in Salah‘s position, the 22-year-old only made a handful of Premier League appearances for Jose Mourinho‘s side and was told he was surplus to requirements in the Winter window.

His first-team status diminished further after Juan Cuadrado completed his move from Fiorentina and the deal saw Salah move the other way on a six-month loan deal.

However, the tricky winger has been in superb form for the Serie A side, netting seven goals in 12 appearances, and he has admitted that his future is the last thing on his mind.

Fiorentina Focus

He said: ‘Chelsea gave me the opportunity to reach that level. I still have one month to make a decision about my future.

‘I’m enjoying being here and my objective is to reach the Europa League final.’

Permanent Deal

It’s believed that Fiorentina will try and make the loan-deal a permanent one in the Summer with £18m the reported transfer fee.

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles

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