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OFFICIAL: Blues win chase for Salah as Chelsea agree fee with Basel

Posted on January 23, 2014

Mohamed Salah celebrates against Chelsea

FC confirm they have reached an agreement with for the transfer of 21-year-old Egyptian winger on Thursday.

Chelsea have officially hijacked Liverpool’s deal for Egyptian international Mohamed Salah. The move is subject to Salah agreeing personal terms and completing a medical examination with the club.

The Blues were reported to have launched a €15million offer last night following widespread reports of the club accepting a £37million bid for Juan Mata, who is on the verge of completing a medical with Manchester United.

José Mourinho praised Salah after the Egyptian international put in a MOTM performance and scored the only goal against his side in a 1-0 win for Basel in the UEFA Champions League. Salah also scored in the reverse fixture against the Blues earlier this season, and on his first visit to Stamford Bridge in the Europa League semi-final last season.

Chelsea’s capture of Salah comes as unexpected turn of events as a KingFut source close to the player revealed the Egyptian was set to travel to Liverpool today, as Basel were said to have agreed on a transfer fee which was in the region of £10million.

This isn’t the first time Mourinho hijacks a deal, as Chelsea signed Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala after the Brazilian forward completed a medical with Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.

Salah mentioned the London-based side as one of his favourite clubs after he scored his third goal against them in just four appearances.

Chelsea are expected to officially unveil Salah as the first ever Egypt international to join one of the ‘Big 4’ clubs in England following the completion of his medical.


  1. Omar

    January 23, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    Why Chelsea whyyyy. He is not going to play !!!! Maybe Salah spoke to Mourinho and Mourinho promised him playing time ?

    As it stand right now the only positive thing in this is that Arab Contractors will receive more money than what they would had received with Liverpool.

  2. shamrokh

    January 24, 2014 at 6:43 AM

    football player is half skills and half decisions ,, this is a bad decision,, Liverpool was an excellent fit for salah, -Technically no competition on his position, big stature / history , system of play that will make him flourish
    on the other hand he went to chelsea to compete with shurrle , oscar , willian, vanginkel, matic, hazard, ramires , in the mourinho diamond playing system where he will start running 20 yards deeper !!! , and as a secondary choice when mourinho decides to rest CL squad

    here’s a piece of advice , save every penny of chelsea’s money. they are going to be of use when we see you after 2 years in some mid-table club in spain or netherlands , and write your biography from now if bench is your ambition

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