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Mohamed Salah edging closer to Roma move - report

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José Mourinho's might not want him, but Mohamed Salah still has plenty of suitors in Italy. From north to south, it seems that every top club in the country has shown at least a bit of interest in a possible move for the winger, most of them involving a loan with an option to buy. But now, according to di Marzio, one club's moving ahead of the rest in the chase: Roma.

The Egyptian winger is moving closer to Roma; during the night his agent Ramy [Abbas] met once again with Roma's sporting director [Walter] Sabatini; they are very close to reaching an agreement on the wages. Roma still needs to get a deal done with Chelsea: the English club continues to ask for 25 million; Roma has yet to meet that price unless that figure is reached through a loan with [an] option to buy.

Source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Di Marzio's report also claims that Napoli were willing to offer an exchange deal for Mohamed Salah with José Callejón, who scored 11 goals and had three assists for the Partenopei last season while playing as a right winger under Rafael Benítez, but it seems that Salah's antipathy towards a move to the southern club scuppered that specific deal transaction to go further.

We shall see whether these are the last chapters of our favourite weird transfer window soap opera soon enough.

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