Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has ruled out winger Mohamed Salah leaving the club in the January transfer window amid speculation over his future.
The Egyptian ace was heavily linked with a move to rivals Liverpool before opting to join the Blues in an £11 million deal last January.
Described as a tricky winger with bags of potential, big things were expected of the former Basel man, but competition for places at Stamford Bridge has seen his appearances restricted.
This season, the 22-year-old has featured for a mere 12 minutes in the Premier League as he has been limited to just two separate substitute appearances.
As a result, speculation has already begun to do the rounds in the press over his future in West London but Mourinho revealed to the official Chelsea website that he is staying put for the being.
“Salah is our player, he is a player we like and a player we trust,” Mourinho explained. ‘He is a player in our squad and he is going nowhere. He doesn’t go for sure. Maybe he moves house, but not club!”
Salah initially got more game-time at the back end of last season, featuring 11 times in all competitions and scoring two goals.
With the likes of Willian, Oscar, Hazard and Schurrle ahead of him in the pecking order, a lack of first-team opportunities in the second half of the season could see him become available next summer.