Chelsea have entered the transfer race to sign Basel's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah.
Liverpool are understood to be in advanced talks with the Swiss club. The club value their youngster at around £16M.
The reds do not appear to rate the player that highly, leaving an opportunity for Chelsea to sneak in with a reported £11M bid to attempt to scupper the deal.
Liverpool's are currently negotiating around the £8M range.
Chelsea, who are attempting to play by the financial fair play rules, will realise some available cash after agreeing a deal that will see Juan Mata move to Manchester United - and Mourinho saw first hand the qualities that Salah possesses - when the Egyptian scored in both matches against the Stamford Bridge outfit.
An Egyptian football site had yesterday insisted that Salah would be at Melwood for a medical, but this transfer story - that has now been going on for some time - looks like it could go right to the end of the window.
Salah has scored 4 goals in his 18 appearances for FC Basel this season.
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