Tottenham Hotspur are considering a shock move in signing Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah, according to the Evening Standard.
The Blues signed Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina in January 2014 and as a part of the deal, the Egyptian international moved in the opposite direction on a loan deal. Since joining the Italian outfit earlier this year, he has scored six goals and managed three assists in 16 league appearances.
Salah was also part of Fiorentina's squad and he helped his side knock the north London club out of the Europa League in the last 32.
Mauricio Pochettino is an admirer of the winger and wants to bring him back to the Premier League in the summer transfer window. However, they will face tough competition in landing Salah.
Fiorentina are hoping to sign him on a permanent deal after his brilliant display in the second half of the season. The player is not in a hurry to commit his future. Salah is weighing up his options as he wants to evaluate other offers.
The 22-year-old's form has seen him attract interest from Tottenham, while Fiorentina's league rivals Inter Milan are also in the hunt for his signature. Salah is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge and the Blues could offload him this summer.
However, Jose Mourinho could block Salah's move to White Hart Lane as both the Portuguese tactician and Chelsea are not willing to sell their African star to their league rivals.
Inter are also interested in signing Cuadrado, who has struggled to make an impact since joining the Premier League champions. The former Real Madrid manager has admitted the Colombian international is not available in the summer, which could then force Roberto Mancini to turn his attention on Salah.
The former Basel winger is unlikely to have a future at Chelsea, despite his impressive form in this calendar year. Mourinho could allow him to leave the west London club on a permanent transfer and join either Fiorentina or Inter.