Chelsea midfielder Mohamed Salah, who is currently on loan at Fiorentina, has revealed that he does not want to return to Stamford Bridge following the end of his spell with the Italian club.
The Egyptian international arrived at the west London club midway through the 2013/14 season on the back of some impressive performances for former club FC Basel in the Champions League against his current employers.
These performances led Jose Mourinho beat off competition from rival clubs and bring the player to Stamford Bridge in January. However, the midfielder failed to settle into the club and struggled to nail down a regular place in the starting XI.
The 22-year-old midfielder made 10 appearances for Chelsea last season, but had made just three substitute appearances in the Premier League thus far this season.
With the Portuguese manager signing Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina, the former Basel star was allowed to go the other way on loan for the rest of the season.
But, Salah has admitted that he does want to return to Chelsea and that he has spoken to the manager and conveyed his wishes to leave the club. His primary aim now is to succeed at the Serie A club.
"At the moment I don't intend to return to Chelsea," Salah said, as quoted by talkSPORT.
"I want to do well with Fiorentina. I spoke with [Chelsea manager Jose] Mourinho and told him I wanted to leave Chelsea and he was fine."
"The Italian League is of a high standard," the Egyptian international explained.
However, Mourinho was tight lipped when asked about Salah's future at the club, and all he said was that he was still a player that belonged to Chelsea.
"He's a Chelsea player who is on loan. He's our player. When we sell the players, they're not ours. But he is our player," Mourinho said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.