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Chelsea To Sign Mohamed Salah From Basel

23/01/2014 16:17 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 16:59 GMT
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Basel's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group E football match between Basel and Chelsea at St Jakob Park in Basel on November 26, 2013. AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN BOZON (Photo credit should read SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images)

Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Egyptian Mohamed Salah from Basel.

Salah, whose transfer is subject to him passing a medical and agreeing personal terms, scored against the Blues in both of Basel's Champions League group stage wins earlier this season.

The Swiss press are reporting the fee for Salah is around £13.5 million.

Liverpool were interested in bringing the 21-year-old to Anfield, but Chelsea have acted decisively ahead of Juan Mata's expected move to Manchester United.

Salah will become Chelsea's second signing of the January transfer window, following Nemanja Matić's £21m return from Benfica.

The Basel academy product has scored six goals in 24 games this season and was named best player in the Swiss Super League for 2013.