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Mohamed Salah could have made a shock return to Chelsea had he not signed a new contract with Liverpool

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On Friday, the Reds astonishingly announced that Salah has signed a new three-year contract at a club-record £400,000 per week, putting an end to months of doubt about the Egyptian's future.

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Mohamed Salah could have made a shock return to Chelsea had he not signed a new contract with Liverpool

Mohamed Salah could have returned to Chelsea this summer if he hadn’t signed a contract deal with Liverpool.

On Friday, the Reds astonishingly announced that Salah has signed a new three-year contract at a club-record £400,000 per week, putting an end to months of doubt about the Egyptian’s future.

The prolific winger had just a year left on his Liverpool contract, and contract talks have regularly stagnated, with Salah thought to be dissatisfied with the salary offered by club owners FSG.

Liverpool were hesitant to let another star forward leave after selling Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich last month, but according to The Sun, interest from Chelsea forced Jurgen Klopp’s side to cave in to Salah’s demands.

Todd Boehly, the new owner of the Blues, is eager to make a mark in his first summer at Stamford Bridge and has long wanted to bring in several headline names, including former Liverpool attacker Raheem Sterling, who is likely to arrive from Manchester City.

Richarlison was linked before his move from Everton to Tottenham, and Leeds winger Raphinha and Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo have also been mentioned.

However, Boehly had Salah on his radar as a possible acquisition, which would have set up the 30-year-old for a stunning homecoming to West London, eight years after his last appearance for the club.

Salah joined Chelsea from Basel in 2014, although he only appeared in 13 Premier League games, scoring twice, before being loaned to Fiorentina and subsequently sold to Roma in 2016.

Prior to his return to England via Liverpool, he was publicly criticized by then-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and was widely regarded as a flop.

He has 156 goals and 63 assists in 254 games for Liverpool, winning the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and League Cup, and is currently regarded as one of the club’s greatest ever players.

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