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Mourinho: Salah won't regret choosing Chelsea over Liverpool

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is confident Mohamed Salah will be happy at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea have trumped Liverpool for the FC Basle winger.

It was thought Salah preferred a move to Anfield because he'd be guaranteed more first team football, but Mourinho says the 21-year-old has given him his word over a move to the capital.

He said: "We are confident (he will come), but it only goes forward with agreement with the player. He told me personally that he wants to come, but now it's personal terms, the medical he has to pass probably in Zurich or Lausanne, and hopefully he comes. Probably the situation is still open, or not closed.

"Maybe he (Brendan Rodgers) is right. I don't know what Liverpool did before us. The only thing we know is that we contacted Basle before we contacted the player. We went direct to Basle and asked them if the player was available for negotiations. They said yes. We reached an agreement with Basle.

"I like the fact that he can play the same way our attacking players do, which is players with adaptability to play right, left or behind the striker in the model we have with normally one striker and three behind the striker.

"He's young like our players in that area. He's fast, creative, enthusiastic. When we analyse him he looks the kind of humble personality on the pitch, ready to work for the team and adapt to a new life.

"We believe if he comes that he will have a similar process to the Willian one, because he needed two or three months to grow up and feel comfortable playing for us in the way we do."

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