FIFA states Chelsea are clear over Salah’s transfer to Roma

FIFA states Chelsea are clear over Salah’s transfer to Roma

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Chelsea have been cleared of wrongdoing over the loan of Mohamed Salah to Roma following a complaint to FIFA made by Fiorentina.


Fiorentina complained to FIFA claiming that they got a permanent deal option to exert after the loan spell from January 2015 to June 2015, but the Egyptian player eventually decided to move to Roma.

The decision was reported by PA Sport to have rested with the player, who signed for Chelsea from Basel in January 2014, and Fiorentina’s complaint has been thrown out.

A FIFA spokesperson said: “We can confirm that the dispute resolution chamber [DRC] dealt with the dispute opposing the Italian club, ACF Fiorentina, to the player, Mohamed Salah Ghaly, and the English club, Chelsea FC.

“The findings of the relevant decision, without grounds, have been communicated to the parties on June 8, 2016.

“The claim of the Italian club was rejected. Since the decision is not yet final and binding, we are not in a position to comment on it any further.”

The loan to Roma included an option for Salah to be permanently signed by the Serie A club, but he is still a Chelsea player and is set to be assessed by incoming head coach Antonio Conte in July.