Report: Wolfsburg eye Mohamed Salah as replacement for another Chelsea reject in Kevin De Bruyne

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Wolfsburg want Mohamed Salah to replace Kevin De Bruyne.

At the beginning of last season Jose Mourinho gave Belgian international Kevin De Bruyne a chance to cement a permanent future at Chelsea - starting him in the opening game of the season against Hull City.

But he soon tired of the former Werder Bremen loanee. In January 2014 Mourinho agreed he could leave in search of first-team football. He moved back to the Bundesliga - signing for VfL Wolfsburg for a fee, reported by the Guardian, to be in the region of £18 million.

He has proved Chelsea wrong this season. He has been one of Europe's best performing midfielders and is now wanted by the likes of Manchester City and Bayern Munich, according to HLN. They even slap a price-tag on De Bruyne.

It will reportedly cost a fee in the region of €60 million to snare him from Wolfsburg.

But Wolfsburg, who also have Andre Schurrle on their books, are lining up a fellow Chelsea reject as a replacement for De Bruyne should he leave the club - Chelsea loanee Mohamed Salah.

He headed to Fiorentina as part of the deal which saw Juan Cuadrado head in the other direction in thre winter.

He never really cut it at Chelsea, but has been a real hit in Florence - scoring six goals in ten appearances.

Italian paper Gazzetta dello Sport are today reporting that Wolfsburg are set to make a €20 million bid to replace one Chelsea reject with another at the Volkswagen Arena.

However they also report that Wolfsburg face an uphill battle, due to a first refusal option written into his deal with La Viola.

Time will tell just who wins the tug-of-war over these two Chelsea misfits.

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