Roma have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah on loan until the end of next season.
According to Goal, the Blues have sanctioned the loan deal, and the Serie A club have an option of terminating or making the deal permanent at any time during the 18-month loan spell.
Chelsea are set to receive a loan fee of around £380,000 from Roma, who have also agreed to pay the complete wages of the player, but the Serie A club will have to pay £12.7m to the Blues in order to make the deal permanent.
Salah, who joined the Stamford Bridge outfit in 2013 from FC Basel, has failed to nail down a regular starting spot and has played just 30 minutes of Premier League football this season.
The report claims that the Italian club have already agreed a four-year deal with the Egyptian, with him earning around £1.6m a season until the summer of 2019. It is believed that apart from Rudi Garcia's side, the winger was also offered to Atletico Madrid and Monaco during the ongoing January transfer window.
Jose Mourinho has already identified a replacement for the Egyptian winger, as the club are in ongoing negotiations to sign Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado. But the Serie A club are unwilling to budge unless Chelsea meet the player's £26.8m release clause.
Apart from Salah, German international Andre Schurrle has also been linked with a move away from the club after becoming a bit-part player under the Portuguese boss. But the club have made it clear that they will sell him only if they receive a phenomenal offer from any of the interested parties.
The Guardian's report has revealed that Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund are interested in taking the player back to the Bundesliga, but are yet to launch a formal bid for the player.