Mohamed Salah has had a great 2015 so far. He's gone from Stamford Bridge outcast to a key part in a pretty decent Fiorentina side, and he's so thoroughly demolished expectations in Serie A that he's now set for a big raise. Indeed, thats been the main barrier between him and a return to Florence, who were expecting him to stay with them next season before his pay demands went up.
Anyway, this mini-saga seems to be on the verge of resolving itself, with Fiorentina co-owner Andrea Della Valle meeting up with Egypt's very own Messi and offering him a raise, with the answer to arrive on Thursday morning. Wait, that's now!
It was a positive meeting. But Salah's answer is not going to arrive until [Thursday] morning. We've moved to accommodate his wishes, which is why I'm optimistic. We've offered him more than €2.8 million.
Source: Gazzetta Della Sport via Get West London.
Loan player contract economics is too esoteric a football subject even for me, so I'm not entirely sure how Fiorentina's offer impacts Chelsea (my guess is that is doesn't), but should Salah turn it down we should expect him to be sold rather than loaned out again. And, thanks to a wonderful half-season in Italy, we'll probably make a nice little profit on him. Cool.