Date: 10th July 2015 at 11:19pm
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Chelsea have opened talks with Fiorentina regarding the failed loan of Mohamed Salah as Fifa prepare to engage themselves in legal proceedings.

The dispute concerns the terms agreed in a deal which took Salah on loan to Florence in January, whereby the Viola had the option of extending the Egyptian’s stay by a further year if they paid the Blues €1 million this summer.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the two clubs have now opened dialogue in order to avoid Fifa determining the outcome of the dispute.

Fiorentina stumped up the €1m necessary to extend the loan deal, however the Egyptian claimed he had the option to veto any transfer and he subsequently exercised this right, a move which enraged the Viola who are demanding their money back as well as further compensation for raising Salah’s value during his brief stint in Serie A.

Salah scored nine goals during his time in Florence and may prolong his stay in Italy amid interest from Inter, however any move to the Nerazzurri would provoke further controversy after both clubs exchanged heated remarks over the possibility of the Chelsea forward joining Roberto Mancini’s side.