What Mohamed Salah has already said on Chelsea transfer decision as Liverpool handed major blow

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Chelsea are among three potential Premier League clubs that could poach Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, with Todd Boehly keen to attract star-studded names to Stamford Bridge this summer.

The American-led consortium, who completed a £4.25billion takeover of the west London club on Monday, are expected to ‘push for A-list signings’ to mark a new era at Stamford Bridge, according to the MailOnline. And, Boehly is eager to bolster the Blues’ armoury; The Telegraph indicate that after player sales are taken into account, Thomas Tuchel is set to have £200million at his disposal to strengthen his side.

With Chelsea set to throw their weight around in the upcoming transfer window, the Blues have reportedly emerged as a potential destination for Salah, whose contract at Anfield is set to expire next summer. With the 29-year-old keen for a Premier League move if there is no future for him in Merseyside, according to The Athletic, the Egyptian has already spoken on his exit from Stamford Bridge over eight years ago.

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In January 2014, Chelsea paid £11million to Basel for Salah’s services, with the young winger one of Europe’s hottest properties. But, the then-youngster made just 19 appearances for the Blues across two-and-a-half years, with Jose Mourinho unwilling to give him sufficient opportunities to develop.

“When I look back, [I had] bad advice with the situation,” the Egypt captain told GQ. “It was so tough for me, mentally. I couldn’t handle the pressure I had from the media, coming from outside. I was not playing that much. I felt, ‘No, I need to go’.”

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He did just that and enjoyed loan spells in Italy with Fiorentina and AS Roma, before eventually joining the latter on a permanent deal in 2016. It was there where he made a name for himself across Europe and later joined Liverpool in a deal worth £36.9million.

“You have two choices: to tell the people that they are right to put you on a bench, or to prove them wrong,” Salah added. “I needed to prove them wrong. The best thing you could have is a serious conversation with yourself. Just get a coffee and just sit like this and just ask yourself what you want.

“Some people can’t face themselves properly. But I have no problem with that. If I’m struggling, I just face myself and just feel where I am.”

Source by Football London

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