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Chelsea's Jose Mouinho confirms capture of Mohamed Salah

FC Basel wide player Mohamed Salah
FC Basel wide player Mohamed Salah
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Liverpool were the first to be linked earlier this month with a swoop for FC Basel winger Mohamed Salah, but according to comments from Chelsea his morning of Jan. 26, 2014, the Blues confirmed they were set to seal the youngsters signature.

However, the sale of Juan Mata to Manchester United saw Chelsea jump into the bidding war for the 21-year-old Egyptian international.

After a week of the Reds trying to get their man, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho announced this morning that the Blues had agreed a deal for the current Swiss Champion.

Bemoaning the loss of one of his key targets with only five days left in the transfer market, Brendan Rodgers of Liverpool told TalkSPORT that, "It is one where the agent of the player and the clubs were talking, but if the deal can't be done, the deal can't be done."

Salah was a thorn in the side of Chelsea both times the club's met in the Champions League and the youngster is set to make his switch to Stamford Bridge official in the next couple of days.

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