Mohamed Salah completes Chelsea move

Mohamed Salah in action for Egypt against Brazil on July 07, 2011.
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Promising Egyptian international Mohamed Salah completes his move to Chelsea from Basel, signing a five-and-a-half-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

Mohamed Salah has completed his transfer from Basel to Chelsea for a reported £11m fee.

The 21-year-old, who becomes the first Egyptian to join the Blues, has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract.

"I'm very happy to sign for Chelsea, such a big club in the world," Salah, who also attracted interest from Liverpool this month, told the club's official website.

"I hope I can make the Chelsea supporters happy and have a good career at the club for many years to come."

The attacking midfielder, who scored in both Champions League games against Chelsea for Basel this season, will wear the number 15 shirt.

Mohamed Salah celebrates his goal for FC Basel against Chelsea on May 02, 2012.
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