Chelsea are close to signing Leicester defender Wesley Fofana for £70m, PA News Agency understands.
The club have been in protracted negotiations for a centre-half that has been a long-term target for the Blues.
Six days before the transfer window closed, negotiations were understood to have finally broken through.
Fofana will train with Leicester’s Under-21s after Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers revealed he was not in the right mental state against Southampton last weekend.
The 21-year-old Frenchman has made 52 appearances for Leicester since joining from Saint-Etienne in October 2020.
Chelsea are also believed to be continuing to sign Everton winger Anthony Gordon and former Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.