Basel winger Mohamed Salah has been linked to Chelsea as a potential replacement for Juan Mata when his supposed transfer to Manchester United becomes official. Salah has impressed against Chelsea in both the Europa and Champions’ League and has caught the eye of many of the top European clubs. He would represent quite a drop in talent from Mata but he would be a great depth signing.
Some journalist are claiming that Chelsea has already made an offer:
#cfc has already made an offer to buy Salah.
— Gonçalo Lopes (@_GoncaloLopes) January 22, 2014
The number being thrown around is 10 million pounds for the Egyptian which is around the same as what Liverpool has been rumored to offer. Reports from several media outlets are claiming the Liverpool’s bid has been accepted so who knows what’s true around the silly season. Salah is no Mata but he is an exciting young prospect. He would likely be the first of a few signings used to strengthen the squad.