The 1991 Copa America top scorer then went on to express his disappointment regarding Montella’s sacking.
That has upset the Italians, particularly as they had reportedly made him “an insane offer”, according to the director Vincenzo Guerini, believed to be around £2.1m-a-year plus bonuses to keep him. But, we can’t forget the dazzling form he showed with Fiorentina prior to his move to Stamford Bridge.
If he leaves Chelsea, Cuadrado would prefer to move back to the Italian Serie A.
But it seems unlikely now that Salah will be plying his trade at the Artemio Franchi, with Inter Milan one of the clubs interested in the ex- Basel man. Roberto Mancini’s admiration of the player is no secret and the Nerazzuri manager had contested with the Florence club for Salah’s signature in January.
Hopefully Chelsea can steer clear of any legal snares, but in the meantime we all get to enjoy a PR slugfest.
‘All offers and increases from Fiorentina were rejected by the player, ‘ he told Radio Bruno Toscana.
Salah joined the Italian Serie A outfit in January, at whose time they had highlighted that the loan deal could be extended to cover a further season.
A report by Gazzetta dello Sport said that the salary promised to Salah is nearly double what he is currently getting at 1.8m Euros a year and the Fiorentina president has confirmed now that it is above 2.8 million Euros a year.
They claim that the agreement reached with the player in February obliges him to stay with them until 2016, even without the amendment to his wages.