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Salah passes medical in Paris ahead of imminent Chelsea move

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Posted on January 25, 2014

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-bound Egyptian winger passed a medical in Paris ahead of his imminent move to Stamford Bridge. 

21-year-old Mohamed Salah’s move to Chelsea now looks imminent as the medical was completed in Paris and the player is expected to sign a contract within the coming hours, Esportana report.

Swiss league champions FC and the Europa League winners Chelsea reached an agreement over Salah’s transfer last Thursday. Despite that, Liverpool – who were leading the race for Salah’s signature before Chelsea stepped in – still have not given up on signing the Egyptian winger, according to the Reds’ boss Brendan Rodgers.

Salah departed from Zurich on Friday morning to have his medical examination in Paris, which he passed in the evening. The Egyptian winger returned to Switzerland right after where he awaits on his visa and work permit’s arrival before traveling to London.

The Egyptian couldn’t undergo a medical in London as he’s a non-EU player, but Salah is expected to sign a five-year contract with Chelsea ‘within the coming hours’.

It should be noted that Salah will be attending the SFL Award Night on Monday in Switzerland as he is a candidate for the ‘My Player of 2013’ along with Valentin Stocker () and Roman Bürki (Grasshopper Club). The winner is given to the player with the most votes collected by blick.ch over the past few days.

Salah has already been named the Swiss Golden Player for 2013 after his outstanding debut season.

Once he is officially unveiled by Chelsea in London, he will become the first-ever Egyptian international to join one of the ‘Big Four’ clubs of the English Premier League.

5 Comments

  1. Gavin

    January 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    How is Paris different from London?
    If he was allowed a medical in Paris, then he should have been allowed a medical in London.

    • Adam Moustafa

      January 25, 2014 at 1:24 PM

      The UK have strict work permit laws.

    • Steve

      January 26, 2014 at 5:47 AM

      If you are a non EU citizen, you need to obtain a seperate visa to enter the Uk. But because he already have a Eu Visa in (shingle) he can go any where in the Eu apart from UK

      He also cannot get a visit Visa to the UK if he is applying for a work permit Visa

  2. Mr X

    January 25, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    I guess it was something to do with getting the visa.

  3. Gham

    January 26, 2014 at 7:48 AM

    UK is not part of schengen countries hence needs a visa

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