But Murat Yakin, who coached Salah at Basel, reckons the Liverpool attacker is happy on Merseyside.
"I was there for one year, but I only played during the first six months".
"I watch some games, not always, as sometimes it coincides with Liverpool games", he said.
Mohamed Salah is sending records tumbling at Liverpool and says, without being arrogant, that he always "expected" to be a success.
Chelsea isn't the only club that Mohamed Salah has been speaking about this week. Salah is left footed and thrives as a winger on the right flank but can also play in the centre behind the main striker as a second striker or an attacking, creative (i.e. number ten) midfielder.
"Yes, there were other teams interested (last summer), but I honestly prefer not to name them", he added. "And I am now".
As far as his other immediate ambitions are concerned, Salah said, "I want to be in a good position in the Premier League and help my global team to pass the first phase in the World Cup in Russian Federation".
"I didn't do well because I didn't play many games", admitted the 25-year-old.
It is easy to suggest that he has exceeded all expectations, even after impressing in Italy with Fiorentina and Roma, but the talented forward does not see things that way, telling FourFourTwo: "I don't want to seem arrogant".
The Egypt worldwide says that he is still missing the current Barcelona star but wishes him good luck at the Nou Camp. "I wish him all the best at Barcelona as he is an incredible player, with a lot of quality".
"He was my friend, a very nice guy".