New Liverpool signing Mohamed Salah and Chelsea have been cleared of wrongdoing after the Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed a complaint brought by Fiorentina.
Salah joined Fiorentina on loan from Chelsea in January 2015 for the remainder of the 2014-15 season, but has now joined Liverpool on a permanent deal after signing from Roma.
However, Fiorentina alleged breach of contract when the Egypt winger instead moved to Roma on loan for the 2015-16 season in a deal which later became permanent.
FIFA dismissed Fiorentina’s complaint in May 2016 and, 13 months on, CAS has dismissed their complaints as well.
A CAS statement read: “CAS has dismissed the appeal and confirmed the decision issued by the FIFA dispute resolution chamber on May 26, 2016 (FIFA DRC) in which Fiorentina’s claim for compensation of Euros 32 million was rejected.
“The CAS panel found that the player did not breach the employment agreement by returning to Chelsea FC after June 30, 2015 and that Chelsea FC did not induce the player to terminate the employment agreement without just cause.
“Accordingly, it dismissed the appeal and confirmed the FIFA DRC decision.”
Salah joined Chelsea from Basel in January 2014 and after his move to Liverpool for £34.3million on June 22, Chelsea are set to gain £3m from the deal.