Arooj (arooj) wrote in ontd_football,

Yossi Benayoun reportedly agrees terms with Chelsea

Liverpool midfielder
Yossi Benayoun has agreed terms with Chelsea, according the Israeli Sport 5 Web site.

The 30-year-old reportedly agreed to a four-year contract at the Blues and is expected to undergo a medical in the coming days before putting pen to paper.

The Israeli enjoyed another solid season at Liverpool, scoring nine goals in 42 appearances, but suggested late in the campaign that the uncertainty surrounding the club's future could see him leave Anfield.

Late last month, Benayoun said that he anticipated a move to Stamford Bridge, after Chelsea made a formal move for him.

"[Chelsea Manager Carlo] Ancelotti wants me for next season and now everything depends on Liverpool. Chelsea will have to pay some £6million but I believe that in the end I'll be moving there," he then said.

Benayoun penned a four-year deal to remain at Anfield last summer and became a regular fixture in Rafael Benitez's side over the previous two seasons despite a muted arrival from West Ham United in 2007.

But an increased salary and the prospect of regular appearances in next season's Champions League proved too strong for him to resist and he is set to return to England later this week to undergo a medical at Chelsea's training complex in Cobham before being unveiled.

It is not yet clear how much Chelsea will be paying for the Israeli's services.

His Chelsea contract was set to expire at the end of the 2012/2013 season.

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