If there's anything that can take away from the impending sadness of the Juan Mata deal, it's giving Liverpool a good old trolling, which is exactly what Chelsea are doing over the impending transfer of Mohamed Salah. The Blues announced an agreement with Basel on Thursday, and now we're just waiting for a medical and personal terms to be worked out before officially welcoming him to Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile in Merseyside, Brendan Rodgers still doesn't know what's going on with a player he says Liverpool have been tracking for 'a number of months':
I’m not sure whether that deal is definitely done yet or not. The young guy is a good player. We have tracked him for a number of months, the club has been watching him and I have been to watch him.
It is one where the agent of the player and the clubs were talking but if the deal can’t be done, the deal can’t be done. I know the club has been working very hard to get players in. I’ll leave that to them and see how they get on.
"It is a very difficult market. It is hard to bring in players that can improve the team, especially in this window.
-Source: talkSPORT via Telegraph.
I still think we could have waited for Liverpool to do a medical for us -- we're slacking on that front -- but if this works out anything like the Willian deal did this summer we're in pretty good shape. I'm feeling a little bit better already...