Chelsea are set to profit from former winger Mohamed Salah’s impending transfer to Liverpool, according to The Times.
Salah initially showed promise in a Chelsea shirt, but it was clear to see that he was not an archetypal Jose Mourinho player. He was subsequently shipped off to AS Roma on loan, before the Serie A heavyweights parted with what the Times report to be a £12M fee to sign him on a permanent basis.
The Egypt international appears to be on the move again. The Times report that Salah is on the verge of joining Liverpool, and he could undergo a medical as soon as tomorrow. Roma will not be the only side profiting from Salah’s sale, however.
The Times believe that when Chelsea sold Salah to Roma, they negotiated a clause into the deal that would see them receive 10% of any future profit they make through his sale.
As per the Times, Roma could be able to bank £39M, which works out as a £27M profit. If the Times are correct in their report, Chelsea will receive £2.7M. It’s not a lot, but every little helps.