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Roma hoping to not have to pay for Salah until next summer

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Another step closer to Mohamed Salah switching from the English capital to the Italian capital, as details of Roma's (final? agreed?) bid are starting to emerge.

The deal is almost done, the giallorossi's sporting director Sabatini is pushing for a loan deal for €2 million with a forced option to buy at €20 million.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

So that's slightly less than the €25m we were supposedly holding out for yesterday, but Roma are obviously hoping we'll let those extra €3m slide.  Every little bit helps, apparently, especially since they seem to be keen on delaying the financial commitment of a hefty transfer fee until next summer.  As long as it's a truly forced option to buy, without any veto shenanigans that have landed us in this Salah drama in the first place.

Di Marzio claims that further developments are expected in the "coming hours."  Salah himself has taken to Twitter to post a cryptic missive, possibly indicating that the deal (or at least a deal of some sort) is almost done.

Stop. Drop. And roll. I'm ready!

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