Liverpool have been pipped by Chelsea.
The Blues officially announced on Thursday afternoon that Mohamed Salah will be joining Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge from FC Basel. The fee is rumoured to be 11 million pounds.
Chelsea’s statement 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.
Below are the best tweets on Chelsea beating Liverpool for the signature of Salah.
Mohammed “I will never shake hands with a Jewish person” Salah signs for Jewish owned Chelsea.
— Hugo Gerlloris (@ndyGerlis) January 23, 2014
— James Montague (@JamesPiotr) January 23, 2014
How long before Salah gets loaned to a fairly big foreign club and absolutely rips up that league, only to make Chelsea a £5m profit?
— Brendan Husebø (@BrendanHusebo) January 23, 2014
Didn’t realise there were so many Swiss football experts out there.
— Graham Ruthven (@grahamruthven) January 23, 2014
Sells Juan Mata to United and steals Salah from under Liverpool’s nose… Mourinho does what he wants!
— John NOT Terry (@BigJohnTerry) January 23, 2014
Congratulations to Mohamed Salah on becoming the new Kevin De Bruyne!
— The Football Ramble (@FootballRamble) January 23, 2014
DiMarzio knows EVERYTHING.
— MrBoywunder (@MrBoywunder) January 23, 2014
Just 1.2% of Mohamed Salah’s completed passes in the Champions League this season were long balls. He clearly loves to keep it on the deck.
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 23, 2014
Salah is a very good player. I’m sure he will do a great job at Vitesse
— Ouriel Daskal (@Soccerissue) January 23, 2014
FC Basle is hotbed of talent: recently sold Rakitic, Inkoom, Xhaka, Shaqiri & now Salah. Next wave: Sommer, Schaar & Stocker via @davidlemos
— Ben Lyttleton (@benlyt) January 23, 2014