Chelsea try to gazump Liverpool in the race for Mohamed Salah with a €10M plus bonus offer [Sky Italia]

According to high quality sources in Egypt, FC Basel winger Mohamed Salah is set to join Liverpool in the next 48 hours for around £10m.

Yet while we wait to see whether those transfer rumours prove true, Sky Italia’s inside-man Gianluca Di Marzio is reporting as fact that Chelsea have tried to gazump Liverpool for the 21-year-old.

Di Marzio tweeted: Today @chelseafc talked to #Basilea for #Salah: offer is €10M plus bonus. Basilea asked €18M.

Of course, even if the Sky Italia update is true and Chelsea have indeed tried to muscle in on Liverpool’s deal, that doesn’t mean that Salah won’t end up at Anfield in the long run.

That said, with speculation pointing to the imminent departure of Juan Mata to Manchester United, and with Chelsea having sold Kevin De Bruyne to Wolfsburg last week, there does appear to be some room in Jose Mourinho’s squad for a player they know very well after he twice tore the Pensioners apart in the Champions League.

Is Salah going to be this transfer window’s Willian?