Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Belgium international striker Michy Batshuayi after agreeing a £32million fee with Marseille.
Crystal Palace were reported to be closing in on a move after agreeing a fee with the French club, but Chelsea have now nipped in and are favourites to do a deal.
Reports claim that the striker will undergo his medical at the Belgium Euro 2016 training camp, before putting pen-to-paper on a five-year deal with the Blues.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte had a put a world-class striker at the top of his wanted list, and he now looks to have landed his man in the form of Batshuayi.
The 22-year-old will become Conte’s first signing since taking charge at Chelsea, but reports claim he could still make a move for Juventus striker Alvaro Morata, once he has returned to Real Madrid.