What Mohamed Salah has already said about Chelsea amid Liverpool transfer rumours

Reports have linked Mohamed Salah with a shock return to Chelsea, but the former Liverpool forward has previously commented on the Blues.

Mohamed Salah has already commented on a shock return to Chelsea after the Liverpool forward was linked with a move back to Stamford Bridge.

The Egypt international’s future is in doubt with his Liverpool deal expiring in two years. No fresh terms have been agreed.

Real Madrid and Barcelona have both been suggested as potential destinations for Salah should he leave Anfield.

Paris Saint-Germain have also been rumoured to be interested, especially if Kylian Mbappe leaves in the next transfer window. The 22-year-old Frenchman is believed to be a target for Real.

And Salah’s former club Chelsea have now been linked with a surprise move for the 28-year-old.

Salah spent two difficult years with the west Londoners after joining from Basel in 2014. He made just 19 appearances for the Blues under Jose Mourinho and scored only twice.

His Chelsea career also included loan spells with Fiorentina and Roma, before he joined the latter on a permanent basis in 2016.

Thirty-four goals in 83 appearances for the Serie A side earned him a move to Liverpool in the summer of 2017.

German outlet SportBild has claimed that Salah is one of two targets for Thomas Tuchel, who plans to break up the status quo of Liverpool and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.

They claim that the 47-year-old head coach would also like to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland.

But Salah may not like those suggestions, given an interview he gave in 2018.

Almost a year after joining the Reds, he reflected to Sky Sports about his first spell in England. He claims he was not presented with enough chances with Chelsea.

“I know from the first day [at Liverpool] I wanted to do something different, something special,” he said.

“I was here [in England] with Chelsea, didn’t get my chance, and then came back. I wanted to show everyone my football.

“I didn’t play. You can see by the numbers. I didn’t have my chance, but you can see when I did get my chance I proved some people wrong.”

Salah’s second stint in England has fared far better than his time with Chelsea.

His maiden season ended with him breaking the record for most goals scored by an individual in a single Premier League season.

The Egyptian has scored an impressive 123 goals in 198 appearances for the club. He scored in the Champions League final win over Tottenham and was also crucial to them winning last season’s league title.


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