Fiorentina star Mohamed Salah has asked for a wage increase in order to stay at the club next season or he will consider his options elsewhere.
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Salah moved to Florence as part of the deal that took Juan Cuadrado to Stamford Bridge, and while the Viola have exercised their option to keep him on loan for another season for €1m, the winger has the power to veto that option if he doesn’t want to stay.
Although it is not reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport that he wants to leave, there is an issue over his wages and he is requesting €3m per year to stay while the club had hoped to stick with the €2m that he currently earns which was initially paid by Chelsea.
It remains to be seen how the situation plays out for the 23-year-old, as after failing to settle in London, he was able to rediscover the form that earned a move to England from Basel during a successful stint in Serie A.
It is claimed that there are a number of clubs monitoring his situation with Inter reportedly willing to offer him €2.5m per season, and so the Egyptian international could have a difficult choice to make this summer.
Nevertheless, with Vincenzo Montella being fired by the club earlier this month, it is unclear as to whether new boss Paulo Sousa considers him a part of his plans ahead of the new campaign.