Egypt's Salah reaches final agreement with Chelsea

Ahram Online, Thursday 23 Jan 2014

The Egyptian forward reaches a final agreement with Premier League giants Chelsea concerning a possible move on Thursday

Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah scores against Chelsea in the Champions League (Photo: Reuters)

Basel's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah is close to joining Chelsea after the latter reached a final agreement with the player on Thursday.

"Chelsea Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with FC Basel for the transfer of their 21-year-old attacking midfielder Mohamed Salah" read a statement on Chelsea's official website on Thursday.

"The move is subject to the Egyptian international agreeing personal terms and completing a medical examination," the statement added. 

Salah scored against Chelsea for Basel both home and away in the Champions League group stages this season.

Liverpool had been strongly linked with a move for the player but Chelsea have won the race for his services. 

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