Chelsea have agreed a deal for playmaker Mohamed Salah from Swiss club Basel, the club said on Thursday.
"The move is subject to the Egyptian international agreeing personal terms and completing a medical examination," Chelsea said on their website (www.chelseafc.com).
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