Di Marzio states that negotiations are currently underway, and claims that the loan agreement will include the option for the Serie A outfit to purchase the Egypt international outright for €20m (£14.1m) next summer.
His report suggests that discussions are developing steadily, and an announcement could therefore be expected within the coming days.
This could certainly prove to be an excellent piece of transfer business from the Premier League champions, as despite making just 15 appearances across all competitions for Jose Mourinho’s side, Chelsea could be set to make a profit on the winger signed for £11m [via BBC Sport] last January.
Salah caused a social media stir on Thursday morning when his latest tweet seemed to indicate that he could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge:
Be ready to change your profile picture
— Mohamed Salah (@22mosalah) July 23, 2015