Fiorentina warn Roma over Chelsea player

Mohamed Salah was once promised to La Viola but since then, has backtracked on his words and could move to Roma.

The current transfer fiasco that is Chelsea’s Mohamed Salah, continues to rumble with the Viola co-owner, Andrea della Valle sending a warning to fellow Serie A side AS Roma, to keep its hands of a player who they feel is honour bound to sign for them.

Salah spent last season on loan at Florence and was set to secure a permanent move this summer. However, the player refused to turn up for training and the player’s agent stated that his client will not be returning to Artemio Franchi.

“We have a contract in our possession that we will exercise,” the Fiorentina chief told Corriere dello Sportwhen asked about Salah joining another club. “The player was persuaded into agreeing to this action by his agent.”

Della Valle also commented on the lack of transfer arrivals this summer for Paulo Sousa’s men, who defeated Barcelona 2-1 on Sunday thanks to early efforts from Federico Bernardeschi.

“Soon all the scepticism will go away,” he added. “I am convinced this new era with Sousa after sacking Vincenzo Montella will be a success. The transfer window runs until August 31, there’s time.