The Mohamed Salah transfer saga a which had already taken an acrimonious turn after Fiorentina threatened legal action against the player . a somehow took a bizarre turn for the worse with the Viola vice-president Paolo Panerai calling for disciplinary action against Inter Milan via his personal Twitter account.
The comments were made on the social media site even as reports emerged that Inter Milan had made an offer to Chelsea FC for the transfer of the Egyptian international. According to Italian website calciomercato.com, a fee of a 20m was agreed between the two clubs for Salah, but any progress in the deal is likely to be impeded by Fiorentina, who refuse to back down on the issue.
Although Fiorentina released an official statement distancing themselves from the comments of Panerai, Inter Milan were furious and released a statement of their own on their official website, accusing the Viola of trying to a cover upa their problem with Salah by involving them in the matter.
Patini sa che l’Inter e’ fuori dalla legge del fair play.Per Salah e gli altri acquisti milionari.E’l’occasione per una iniziativa esemplare
a Paolo Panerai (@ppanerai) July 5, 2015
a F.C. Internazionale (@Inter_en) July 5, 2015
The statement read: a F.C. Internazionale announces that it has read with great astonishment the comments made by Paolo Panerai on his personal Twitter account.
a It is not acceptable for anybody to talk out of turn about our club, casting doubt over its solidity and transparency. It is not acceptable for anybody to offend our club and, as a consequence, our fans, with comments that are utterly lacking in foundation.
a Given that Fiorentina is clearly attempting to involve Inter in a matter that doesna t concern it, in order to cover up a problem between Fiorentina and the player Mohamed Salah, F.C. Internazionale will make recourse to any authority necessary in order to protect its image and integrity.a
With the Serie A clubs thus at loggerheads over the Salah situation, a resolution is unlikely to be reached any time soon. Salah himself has remained quiet in the media, but did take to Twitter to post a message of gratitude for Fiorentina fans.
Thank you for appreciating me in such way ?Y Y
a Mohamed Salah (@22mosalah) July 4, 2015
Despite the complexity of the situation, however, it now appears almost inevitable that Salah will end up at Inter Milan before the closing of the summer transfer window.