Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle said that the meeting with Chelsea FC winger Mohamed Salah’s representatives last night were positive and they are confident of the player returning to the club next season.

The Egyptian international arrived in January at Florence as part of the Juan Guillermo Cuadrado to Chelsea FC deal and has been hugely impressive for Fiorentina, since then.

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The Viola have an option to extend the loan for another year, but can also buy him outright from Chelsea FC for a 18m.

While the club is pressing ahead with ita s option to buy the player, Mohamed Salah has power of veto over the move and is considering his options, as Juventus, Inter Milan, and Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs reportedly interested in the winger.

A report by Gazzetta dello Sport said that the salary promised to Salah is almost 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.

The Viola president met with the Egyptian wingera s representatives last night to convince him of staying for another year with the club.

a It was a positive meeting,a Della Valle told FirenzeViola at its conclusion.

a The final answer from Salah will come tomorrow morning. We have met their needs, Ia m optimistic.a

Should Fiorentina pull the move off, it will be some coup given that the likes of Juventus and Inter Milan, who have been very sharp in the transfer market, will be needed to be trumped to the move for the Chelsea FC winger. It does look closer than every, though.