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Egypt winger Mohamed Salah joins Fiorentina on loan

Karim Farouk , Monday 2 Feb 2015
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Egypt and Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt and Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah completed a six-month loan move to Serie A side Fiorentina, the Premier League giants announced just a few minutes before the end of the transfer window on Monday.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the wage of the international player for the next six months will be paid by Chelsea.

However, the Viola have an option to extend the loan to June 2016 for €1m, at which point the Italian side would start paying the salary.

Salah underwent medical tests in London earlier in the day but contractual details delayed the official announcement until hours later.

Reports in England and Italy suggested there were financial issues both clubs were seeking to work out. Also, Salah reportedly wanted to insert a clause related to his apparances at the Viola. No further details have been disclosed.

The 22-year-old forward is looking to play regular football after warming the bench at Chelsea for a whole year.

The 2013 Switzerland player of the year has largely failed to break into Jose Mourinho's starting line-up as the latter usually relies on Oscar, Willian Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregars to support a lone striker in Diego Costa.

What has made Salah's chances to play regularly with the Blues even slimer is the arrival of Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina.

Last year, Salah featured for Chelsea 18 times in all competitions. 

German World Cup winner Andre Schurrle left Stamford Bridge earlier on Monday to join Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, seeking more playing time as well.

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