Redknapp praises Egypt's Salah, believes Chelsea won't release him

Ahram Online , Thursday 8 Jan 2015

QPR boss Harry Redknapp eager to sign Egypt forward Mohamed Salah but doesn't think Chelsea will allow a move

Mohamed Salah
Chelsea's Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah (Photo: Reuters)

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has denied reports linking him with a move to sign Chelsea and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah on loan as the Blues' management won't allow the player to leave the club in January.

The 22-year-old, Salah who is still searching for a regular place in Chelsea squad after joining the team from Swiss side Basel last year, has been chased by European top flight teams like Inter Milan in Italy Serie A, Everton and QPR in the English Premier League.

Despite Salah has been regularly missing from Chelsea's starting lineup this season, coach Jose Mourinho is keeping faith with the pacy forward, who turned down an offer from Liverpool to link up with the Portuguese at the Blues.

QPR coach Redknapp has expressed his desire to sign Salah on loan but he believes Chelsea boss won't allow the Egyptian forward to leave.

"He’s a very good player but I don’t think we’ll get him on loan." Redknapp told English website Express on Thursday.

"Chelsea want him. I hadn't even thought of him. I don't think he would be available on loan." The QPR boss concluded.

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