Report: Chelsea would prefer Mohamed Salah to stay with Fiorentina

The Egyptian has been linked with a move to AC Milan but his current club have their own agenda.

Chelsea would reportedly prefer Mohamed Salah to stay with Fiorentina instead of moving to AC Milan, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Milan are keen to revamp their squad this summer and are looking to add in a number of areas as they make it their key priority to return to the Champions League next season.

Indeed, they are looking to add quality in a number of positions and have highlighted midfield as in need of particular improvement, and that has led them to chasing Salah, who impressed while on loan in Serie A last season.

Chelsea though, are reportedly keen on the player staying with Fiorentina, although whether this would be on a loan deal or a permanent move remains unclear. That has led to any other interested parties waiting to see what happens between the two clubs first.

A chance to impress

Salah might find that staying at Stamford Bridge could be the better option though. While he has impressed at Fiorentina, his form has surely caught the attention of Jose Mourinho.

With Juan Cuadrado having failed to live up to expectations and Willian remaining solid if unspectacular in the right wing role, the Egyptian could find he has the perfect opportunity at Stamford Bridge next season, especially if Mourinho decides to blood several of the highly-rated youngsters available to him next season. 

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