Chelsea are ready to activate the £25m release-clause of Benfica defender Victor Lindelof.
New Blues boss Antonio Conte is on the hunt for a centre-back this summer but he has so far failed to land any of his targets.
Chelsea have been priced out of a move for Juventus stalwart Leonardo Bonucci, while Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly is proving equally expensive.
As a result, according to Portuguese newspaper Record, Conte is now ready to go all out for Lindelof.
The 22-year-old enjoyed an impressive season for Benfica last year and he is tipped for a bright future.
The Swede has a release-clause of £25m and Chelsea are now ready to activate it in an attempt to push through a deal as quickly as possible.