Salah completes Chelsea exit with permanent move to Roma

Mohammed Salah

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

Mohammed Salah
Mohamed Salah

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

The Egyptian 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.

.@22mosalah has completed a permanent transfer to Italian club Roma… https://t.co/vVCZYpg23Y

– Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 3, 2016

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 the official Chelsea 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 joined Roma on loan for the 2015-16 season, alleging breach of contract.

The decision was ruled to have rested with the player, and Fiorentina’s complaint was thrown out.

Also at Roma, midfielder Radja Nainggolan has said he is staying with the Serie A club no matter what happens over the next few weeks.

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

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