The powers that be at Chelsea have reached an agreement with Premier League rivals Leicester City over the signing of long-time target Wesley Fofana, according to reports.
Speculation linking stopper Fofana with a Stamford Bridge switch, of course, has been rampant for several months now.
This comes after the highly-regarded Frenchman was identified as the ideal addition on the part of Thomas Tuchel and co, amid an ongoing search for fresh blood at the heart of the Blues’ backline.
Leicester, to this point, had stood firm, though, defiant in the face of a number of big-money bids funded by new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly.
But, as alluded to above, on Friday night, it appears as though the resistance of the Foxes has finally been broken.
This comes amid a whole host of breaking reports that a deal has been reached, to send Fofana to west London ahead of next week’s summer transfer deadline.
Word stemming from France points towards Chelsea being primed to fork over a mammoth base sum to their Leicester counterparts, in the region of €82.5 million.
With bonuses included, this figure, in turn, could well sail beyond the current world record fee for a defender.