'Full agreement': Club ready to sign £7m defender linked with Chelsea, medical on Wednesday - Romano

Marseille are reportedly set to sign Lens defender Jonathan Clauss, who’s been linked as a Chelsea target this summer.

According to well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano on Twitter, Marseille have reached a “full agreement” to complete the transfer of the 29-year-old from Lens.

It is understood an €8million (£7million) fee has now been agreed between the French clubs.

Romano explains the right wing-back will now undergo medical tests on Wednesday morning ahead of his move.

It’s been reported recently that Chelsea have put Clauss on their radar as a potential target if club captain Cesar Azpilicueta leaves.

However, it looks like the Blues will be too late to the party on this deal.

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Marseille to sign Jonathan Clauss

Ligue 1 side Marseille are primed to sign a player in Clauss that’s very highly rated, especially as Chelsea and Manchester United have both been rumoured around his name this summer.

The wing-back finished last season with an eye-catching tally of five goals and 11 assists in 40 games across all competitions.

He’s now a four-time capped France international that looks a snip at only £7million, but he’s entering the final year of his deal at Lens.

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Chelsea’s RWB role

With Clauss potentially beyond Chelsea’s reach, it’ll be interesting to see how the right wing-back slot shapes up at Stamford Bridge in the new season.

Of course, Reece James is the front-runner to play in that role most weeks.

Ethan Ampadu, who’s a versatile youngster in the Blues pre-season squad, is one potential cover at wing-back. In addition, reported target Jules Kounde has the flexibility to slot on to the right of defence.

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