FIFA is going to start an investigation of Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah‘s loan deal to AS Roma.

The 23-year-old Egyptian winger joined Fiorentina on a loan for the second half of the last season and had a brilliant campaign with the Serie A club.

Fiorentina were entitled to sign the player as part of a clause in his loan switch to the club last season and they had a loan deal for the player for this season also as the deal was for one and half year.

However, when they tried to take up that clause, the player snubbed a move and joined Roma on a year-long basis instead.

Fiorentina director of football Daniele Prade says FIFA are looking into the case, but admits the whole situation took him by surprise.

“We could have reclaimed Salah only in January, not in the summer’s transfer window,” he said.

“Nobody could have imagined what the player had in mind during his six months in Florence”

“FIFA themselves gave Salah only a provisional transfer from here until December, and they’ll make a ruling then.”

“I never thought Salah’s mind could have turned that way. I was wrong in saying that I was certain he’d stay with us in January.”

“You never stop learning in this job, I never expected what happened.”

“There was an abrupt turn in the player’s mind. He was the one who wanted to sign the private agreement.”

Both Chelsea and Salah could be in trouble if FIFA gives a verdict in favour of Fiorentina as the contract was violated. Instead of one and half years of a loan, the Egyptian only completed six months at Florence and it might cost him if FIFA takes any action on them.

Salah joined Chelsea on January 2014 but could not become a part of their first team and is now playing for Roma on loan.

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