Chelsea are on the brink of wrapping up another marquee signing after reportedly agreeing a Sh7 billion( £50million) deal with Leicester for left-back Ben Chilwell.
The Blues have made a statement of intent this summer, signing Timo Werner for £53m and Hakim Ziyech for £38m, while they are also close to agreeing deals for Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr.
And according to the Telegraph, Chelsea are now expected to complete the signing of England international Chilwell within the next three days after agreeing a £50m fee with Leicester.
Chilwell will sign a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge as Frank Lampard’s side get ready to make inroads on England’s elite – Liverpool and Manchester City.
The 23-year-old missed Leicester’s final five games of last season with a heel problem, which was one of the factors that cost the Foxes a top-four spot.
However, the Blues reportedly have no long-term concerns over his injury with the move on the brink of going through.
Chelsea have been ruthless in the transfer window so far and it is showing no signs of stopping with Havertz, Silva and Sarr also set to move to west London in a £231m shopping splurge.
Negotiations between Chelsea and Leverkusen have been ongoing for several weeks but took a significant step forward over the past 48 hours with officials verbally agreeing a £90m total fee.
Chelsea will pay a guaranteed £71.8m to Leverkusen, with the rest made up of performance-related bonuses.
Lampard’s side are also poised to sign former Nice defender Sarr on a four-year deal – with the 21-year-old set to undergo a medical this week ahead of a free transfer, according to Telefoot.
And finally, Chelsea will also bolster their defence by wrapping up a one-year deal with Brazilian veteran Silva from Champions League finalists Paris Saint-Germain.
Silva’s contract expired following Sunday night’s gut-wrenching defeat by Bayern Munich, with Chelsea set to sign him on a free transfer.
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