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Chelsea agree deal for Salah

Chelsea have agreed a deal with Basel to sign winger Mohamed Salah, subject to agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.

The 21-year-old will now head for London to hold talks over personal terms with the Blues.

Salah, who had been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool, will also undergo a medical examination before the transfer can be confirmed.

The fee involved has not been revealed yet but Salah is believed to be valued at around 11million by the Swiss side.

Salah, who impressed in Basel's two Champions League wins over Chelsea earlier this season, will become Chelsea's third signing of the winter transfer window - following Bertrand Traore and Nemanja Matic - if the deal goes through.

Salah was said to be the primary January target for Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers but he admitted earlier on Thursday that he was unlikely to be bringing anyone in.

"Nothing as yet," was Rodgers' response to questions about transfers. "There have been targets we have looked at but there is nothing at the moment."

A statement on chelseafc.com read:

"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.

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