QPR would be keen on Chelsea's Mohamed Salah but expect loan snub

Harry Redknapp with Glenn Hoddle at QPR training

Harry Redknapp would like to take Mohamed Salah on loan from Chelsea, amid talk of Sunderland interest, but does not expect him to join Queens Park Rangers.

Jose Mourinho stated back in December that he expects Mohamed Salah to see out the January transfer window at Chelsea.

He said: “Salah is a player we like, we trust and he's part of our plans. He's not going anywhere.”

The Blues invested £11 million in the Egyptian forward just 12 months ago having seen him impress against them in Champions League competition for Basle.

At 22 years of age, he is considered to be an option for the present but a potential star of the future.

He has been eased into Premier League life and often finds himself on the fringes of the fold in big games.

That has sparked talk of a possible loan switch, with Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers among those said to be keen.

  Total Scoring AttOntarget Scoring AttTouchesTotal Att AssistAppearancesMins Played
Mohamed Salah 2 1 35 1 3 30

Harry Redknapp admits he would welcome the opportunity to add the talented forward to his Loftus Road ranks for the remainder of the campaign, but doubts whether Chelsea can be persuaded to relax their stance.

He said: “Of course I’d take him on loan but he’s not available, I don’t suppose. I don’t suppose that Chelsea would loan him.

“I’ve never asked about him. I’ve never thought about him until you just mentioned him. He’s a good player but I don’t think you’d be getting him on loan.”

Redknapp remains in the market for attacking recruits but claims he has seen no movement on the transfer front since acquiring Mauro Zarate on loan from Premier League rivals West Ham United.

QPR may be tempted to put the question to Chelsea regarding Salah, with there little point in Mourinho keeping him if he is not going to get regular game time.

A spell at a top-flight rival could do him the world of good as it would allow him to find his feet in a tough division while getting competitive minutes under his belt.

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