Although, Mohamed Salah hasn’t done much for the Blues on the pitch, since he arrived last season, but the Egyptian has certainly done well to top the chart in the January transfer rumours.
Not long ago, there were news circulating all around the internet on Salah’s possible departure on loan/permanent deal to Serie A. Then the attention shifted to Premier League, as QPR and Sunderland were interested to take the Egyptian for the second half of the season on loan with an option to make it permanent in the summer.
So as we prepared ourselves for the possible departure of Salah, the headlines changed yet again. Now the Egyptian is apparently set to stay with the Blues for the remainder of the season, which makes the previous rumours look even more silly. But then again, it’s the January transfer window, so what else do you expect?
Considering the senseless transfer rumours that surround the internet at this time of year, we wouldn’t even have gone through with this story, if it haven’t been a direct quote from QPR’s manager Harry RedKnapp.
“Of course, I would take Salah on loan but he is not available, I don’t think Chelsea would loan him, I haven’t thought about him, he’s a good player but I don’t think Chelsea will let him go”
Source – Sky Sports
There’s another source that claims Sunderland were also in for the Egyptian too, but Chelsea refused to loan the winger.
“Mohamed Salah is expected to remain at Chelsea. This month, despite being heavily linked with a loan move to Sunderland.”
“Sources close to the player have indicated that, despite interest from the Premier League, along with Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan, Salah is likely to still be at Stamford Bridge when the window shuts, with Chelsea fighting on four fronts for silverware.”
Source – Sunderland Echo
What? Atletico Madrid were in to? Sure, give us Griezmann and you can have Salah then!
Anyways, that should settle it then. Salah has definitely not been worthy enough to start for the Blues this season. However, selling the Egyptian International without lining up a possible replacement is foolish. If Andrej Kramaric deal had finalised, loaning/selling Salah would have been the obvious option. But as Chelsea competing on all fronts, we do need the depth and Mohamed Salah does provide that.
I don’t see Mourinho loaning or selling the Egyptian unless we have a decent replacement lined up, but with 3 weeks still left in the transfer window, anything could happen. Right?
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Edited By: Harshal Ahire