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Internazionale manager Roberto Mancini hints at Salah interest

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With every passing match that Mohamed Salah isn't involved, it seems ever more likely that he might head out (on loan?) in the January transfer window, lest he completely lose all his skills.  With just 5 substitute appearances in our last 14 matches, his job as it stands could easily be done by, say, Lewis Baker (wherever he may be) or a number of other academy prospects.

Besiktas are already rumored to be planning a move for the 22-year-old, and now Internazionale's new manager Roberto Mancini (in his second stint in Milano) is dropping hints as well.

"Within its limits, the club gave me full availability, which is nice to hear"

"[Mohamed] Salah is a very interesting young prospect. [Ivan] Perisic is a good player, he has the right profile - but he isn't easy to get to, either."


"An offensive winger is one of our targets, but we'll see what happens in the mercato in January. We must look at those who are not playing, who lack motivation and are unhappy where they are."

-Roberto Mancini; source: Gazzetta dello Sport via Goal

Mancini goes on to mention several others, including Perisic, Cerci, and Lavezzi, so he may just be casting a wide net and hoping for the best.  Either way, Salah's future (near-term and perhaps beyond) promises to be one of the hotter topics during the January transfer window.

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