Egypt forward Saleh Gomaa, who is on loan to Portuguese side Nacional from ENPPI, has revealed that he is close to joining Ahly this summer.
The 21-year-old Gomaa joined side Nacional in 2014 season on loan from Egyptian outfit ENPPI. He made 30 appearances, scoring two goals for the Portuguese side.
Reports in the Egyptian media revealed that Cairo giants Ahly and Zamalek are competing to get the forward's signature when the summer transfer window reopens.
"Until now I haven't signed official contracts with any team," Gomaa was quoted as saying on a television programme late on Saturday.
"I still have three years remaining in my contract with ENPPI so I will hold a meeting with the club's chairman when I arrive in Cairo," he added.
Ahly management took the green light from petroleum side ENPPI to negotiate with Gomaa about a potential move to the Cairo giants next summer.
Zamalek, who did not pay the outstanding fees for Islam Awad when they signed him from ENPPI, have stepped up their interest in signing Gomaa.
"The problem between Zamalek and ENPPI could suspend my move to the Whites," Gomaa said.
"I am in talks with the two sides, Zamalek and Ahly, while I am close to join the latter who asked ENPPI's management to start negotiations with me in a professional way."
"Also Islam's Awad delayed money to ENPPI makes me close to joining Ahly more than Zamalek." Gomaa concluded.
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