Chelsea are set to earn £2.7m from Mohamed Salah’s £39m move to Liverpool having negotiated a sell-on clause in the winger’s contract when he joined Roma.
The Times have reported that Chelsea agreed a ten per cent share of Roma’s profit on the player following his £12m move to the Stadio Olimpico last summer.
And they could now earn a substantial profit with Liverpool set to break their transfer record to sign the Egyptian international.
Salah is set to undergo a medical ahead of signing a proposed four-year contract with the Reds and surpassing Andy Carroll as the club’s most expensive ever signing.
The 25-year-old struggled in his last spell in the Premier League with Chelsea, making just six league starts before finding more success on loan in Italy.
Chelsea made a £1m profit when selling him to Roma, and are set to treble that total when his move to Liverpool is finalised.
Roma rejected a £28m offer from Liverpool earlier this summer, but negotiations have now taken the fee to £39m subject to various add-ons.
Salah turned down the chance to move to Anfield before joining Chelsea in 2014 from Basel, although he is now keen to make a return to the Premier League.
The pacy winger scored 15 goals and provided 11 assists in the Serie A for Roma last season.