Report: QPR keen on loan move for Chelsea outcast Mohamed Salah

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Queens Park Rangers have entered the race to sign Chelsea’s outcast winger Mohamed Salah.

The Egyptian international has made just 13 Premier League appearances since moving to Stamford Bridge last year, with only three substitute appearances to his name this term.

With first-team opportunities looking increasingly limited in West London, he has been linked with a move away this January transfer window, and a host of Premier League clubs have shown an interest in taking the 22-year-old on loan until the end of the season. Serie A side Internazionale have also been linked with him, and now another club have entered the race along with Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion.

As per the Daily Mail, Salah is a prime target of the Blues' West London rivals Queens Park Rangers, with manager Harry Redknapp keen on adding further strength to his side following the recruitment of West Ham man Mauro Zarate on loan. The Egyptian will add increased pace to the side who have been relying on Charlie Austin’s goals for success this season, and he could prove to be an impressive signing if allowed the chance for consistent first-team football.

Although head coach Jose Mourinho has continually refuted that Salah will be allowed to leave the club, the player himself may push for a loan deal to get his career back on track, and Rangers will be keen to get the deal wrapped up in the coming days. Thankfully for the Loftus Road club, Salah will be available for the entirety of January, with Egypt failing to qualify for the 2015 African Cup of Nations after a poor qualifying campaign.

A loan move makes sense for all parties involved, and, should he impress in his short stay with QPR, it is likely that the Blues will be able to cash in on his increased value come the start of the summer transfer window, with a permanent transfer away from Stamford Bridge looking inevitable.

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