There are reports circulating that Chelsea and Roma have come to an agreement over a loan deal for Mohamed Salah. Goal.com isn't always reliable, but they do hit the mark occasionally, and have brought a few writers on board with decent reputations recently that probably make the reports worth taking note of, at the very least:
Roma have agreed a deal with Chelsea to sign Mohamed Salah on loan until the end of next season.
The Serie A club have been locked in talks with Chelsea over the past 24 hours and have settled on a €500,000 loan fee for the 22-year-old, while €16 million will need to be paid in order to make the move permanent.
Roma have the option send Salah back to Stamford Bridge if he fails to convince but the Italian side also have the opportunity to sign the Egypt international on a permanent transfer at any point during his 18-month loan spell.
Jose Mourinho said that Salah would be included in the 18-man squad for Saturday's match against Bradford City, but if this report is true, there's basically no chance at all that the player will take part in that one. I suppose we'll have a better idea of whether or not there's any truth to this report in less than 24 hours.