Mancini: “Salah is somewhere halfway between Chelsea and Fiorentina.”

Mancini: “Salah is somewhere halfway between Chelsea and Fiorentina.”

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Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has said that Mohamed Salah is likely to join Fiorentina, despite maintaining the club are still interested in the winger.

The Italian’s comments are the latest development in Salah’s transfer saga, with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho recently stating that he “saw Salah’s future elsewhere.”

Mourinho has all but cut ties with Salah just 18 months on from his move from FC Basel to West London, with the 23 year old having made just 13 Premier League starts for Chelsea.

The Egyptian signed an 18-month loan with the Viola in January, and was hugely impressive in the second half of last season, attracting interest from Inter and Juventus.

However, it appears Salah is unwilling to join Fiorentina permanently.

Inter’s Director general┬áMarco Fassone has already confirmed Inter were interested in signing Salah, but manager Mancini has for the first time endorsed the claim:

“Salah is another player who could play on the wings and as a second striker, while Salah is somewhere halfway between Chelsea and Fiorentina.”