Mohamed Salah
Fiorentina are set to extend Mohamed Salah's loan until the summer of 2016Getty

Chelsea midfielder Mohamed Salah is reportedly set to remain at Serie A club Fiorentina for another season, after the club exercised its option to extend the deal.

According to the Mirror, the Italian club are keen on retaining the Egyptian, who has been impressive and will have to pay £1.5m to keep him in Florence until the summer of 2016.

Chelsea signed Mohamed Salah from FC Basel during the January transfer window in 2014 following the Egyptian international's impressive performances against the Blues in the Champions League.

Big things were expected from the winger, but Salah failed to impress the club hierarchy and struggled to nail down a place in the Chelsea first-team and had to settle for a place on the bench with Willian ahead of him in the pecking order.

Following his struggle for 12 months at Stamford Bridge, Jose Mourinho sanctioned his loan to Fiorentina during this year's January transfer window, which also saw the arrival of Juan Cuadrado from the Italian club.

The loan deal allowed the Serie A side to extend his stay by a further 12 months, with an eventual buyout clause of £12m.

Salah has been an inspired signing for the Florence team and has been impressive in recent months. He has 13 appearances for the club thus far and has scored seven goals and provided two assists in a spell that has seen Fiorentina lose just twice.

However, Chelsea have not had such luck with Cuadrado, who has played just 178 minutes for the Blues since his arrival and has failed to register a goal or an assist in his short time on the pitch.