Chelsea agree deal to sign Basel winger Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah celebrates his goal for FC Basel against Chelsea on May 02, 2012.
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Chelsea announce that they have agreed a deal with Basel for winger Mohamed Salah.

Chelsea have announced that the club have agreed a deal to sign Basel winger Mohamed Salah.

The Egyptian international was heavily linked with a switch to Liverpool, but reports emerged overnight claiming that the Blues had tabled an £11m bid for the player.

It had been suggested that the Blues' rivals Liverpool were unwilling to meet Basel's asking price of £12m.

Chelsea released a statement on their official website saying: "The move is subject to the Egyptian international agreeing personal terms and completing a medical examination."

Reports stated earlier that Chelsea were delaying Juan Mata's move to Manchester United until they had received assurances that Salah would sign for them.

Juan Mata of Chelsea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge on October 19, 2013
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