Chelsea star Mohamed Salah's agent contradicts Jose Mourinho on loan move possibility

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The Egyptian winger's agent has admitted contact with AS Roma over a potential move.

Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah can barely get a game at Chelsea at the moment, and his agent has confirmed this weekend that the Egyptian international was likely to depart the club on loan this month.

In an interview with La Roma 24, Oliver Kronenberg, made it clear that a move away was likely, with AS Roma just one of the teams interested. He even confirmed that he had spoken to the Gialorossi regarding his client.

He said:

"At the moment, it is very likely that Salah leave Chelsea on loan. In any case, there are many rumors about him and I prefer not to comment on them.

"I spoke with Roma about the player. The cost is very high. The salary that perceives currently at Chelsea is high and he would like to keep it. We'll see. "

Chelsea signed Salah in January of last year, for a fee in the region of £11 million, according to the BBC.

Salah has played just 30 minutes of Premier League football this season due to competition with the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar, Willian and Andre Schurrle.

However, despite his rumoured move away and the comments from his agent, Jose Mourinho does not seem keen to lose an option.

Chelsea are still in five competitions, so the Portuguese boss will want all the help he can get for the second half of the season. He is quoted as saying yesterday, by London 24, that Salah is going nowhere:

"He can't leave. I have 20 players today.

"Didier Drogba was ill, Cesar Azpilicueta injured. I have a short squad. For Salah to leave we need someone to come.

"I don't think we are going to let Salah go on loan. If that happened we would have to spend money to bring someone else in, so I don't think he is going."

So it will certainly be interesting to see if Salah is still at Chelsea come the start of February.

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