Salah will join Chelsea for pre-season despite fear he must return to…

Both Chelsea and Salah are waiting to see whether they receive any official
word and are hopeful that he will be able to continue his Stamford Bridge
career as normal.

Salah joined Chelsea in January for £11 million in January from FC
Basel and the winger scored two goals in 11 appearances.

He will be joined in Austria today by Chelsea’s three summer signings Cesc
Fabregas, Diego Costa and Filipe Luis, and the players involved in the World
Cup who did not make it past the group stages – including England’s Gary
Cahill.

Petr Cech will be among Chelsea’s travelling party today after the goalkeeper
returned to full training early.

Chelsea’s Belgium internationals, including the in-demand striker Romelu
Lukaku and the goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, are scheduled to join the squad
for the west London club’s trip to Holland to play Vitesse Arnhem on July 30.

Everton want to strike an agreement to sign Lukaku on a permanent basis and it
is understood that the forward, 21, would be prepared to give up Champions
League football to return to Goodison Park, where he spent last season on
loan.

Courtois will battle for the No 1 spot with 32-year-old Cech, who is a
target of French club Paris St-Germain.

Chelsea are waiting to hear whether Didier Drogba, the former striker, is
interested in a return to the club in a player-coach role. Drogba, 36, also
has playing offers from Juventus and Major League Soccer clubs in the United
States.