Chelsea are on the verge of completing their eight summer signing with the arrival of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Stade Rennes.
According to The Athletic, the 28-year-old will join for a fee in the region of €20m including €5million in add-ons.
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The arrival of a new goalkeeper is understood to be a ploy from Chelsea to push out-of-form Kepa Arrizabalaga who has struggled since arriving at Stamford Bridge from Athletic Bilbao.
Mendy had only joined Ligue 1 side Rennes last summer from Reims but a move to west London presents a good opportunity for the 28-year-old to impress with the number one jersey seemingly up for grabs.