Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah has completed a permanent move to Serie A club Roma.

Salah wrapped up the deal after a successful loan spell at Roma last season, in which he helped the club to third place in the table.

The Egyptian winger joined Chelsea from Swiss club Basel in 2014 but spent the second part of that season on loan at Fiorentina before his temporary move to Roma.

Roma president James Pallotta has said he wants the Serie A club to emulate the likes of Leicester City, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla by being successful on a smaller budget.

A statement on Chelsea’s official website said: “Chelsea Football Club thanks Mohamed for his service and wishes him well for the future.”

In June, Chelsea were cleared of wrongdoing over the loan of Salah to Roma following a complaint to FIFA by Fiorentina.

Fiorentina complained to football’s world governing body when the winger switched to Roma on loan for the 2015-16 season, alleging breach of contract.

The decision was in favour of the player, and Fiorentina’s complaint was thrown out.

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has hinted that defender Matt Miazga could leave on a loan spell this summer in search of first-team football to aid his development.

Despite already bringing in two exciting signings in Michy Batshuayi and N’Golo Kante, the former Juventus boss is still interested on further buys all over the pitch.

AS Roma defensive midfielder Radja Nainggolan remains a potential target, as does Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Real Madrid frontman Alvaro Morata.

It now remains to be seen if Conte can ultimately kick Chelsea’s main transfer chiefs into gear to sign the players he wants before the end of this year’s transfer window.


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