The Blues are on the verge of signing Mohamed Salah…
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Chelsea are extremely close to confirming the £12m signing of FC Basel’s Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah, reports the Daily Star.
The 21-year-old flyer was heavily linked with Liverpool earlier in the January window, but following the £37m sale of Juan Mata to Manchester United, the Blues have moved quickly to secure the deal.
Salah could struggle to get in the Chelsea side at first, with Eden Hazard, Oscar and Willian currently occupying the three attacking midfield spots.
The Egyptian is exceptionally talented though, and has scored 17 goals in 27 appearances for his country.
He prides himself on his ability to cut in from the right-wing, and shoot on goal with his left. In this respect, he will provide the Chelsea side with pace and width, as he offers a more direct, pacey option than Willian or Oscar.
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