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Chelsea set to sign Salah from Basel

January 24, 2014 09:17 IST

Chelsea have agreed a deal for playmaker Mohamed Salah from Swiss club Basel, the club said on Thursday.

Mohamed Salah

"The move is subject to the Egyptian international agreeing personal terms and completing a medical examination," Chelsea said on their website (

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder scored against Chelsea for Basel both home and away in the Champions League group stages this season.

Chelsea's Premier League rivals Liverpool had been strongly linked with a move for the player, according to British media reports. 

Image: FC Basel's Mohamed Salah 

Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters 

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