Fabrizio Romano has claimed on his YouTube channel that the Chelsea owners are confident they can get the signing of Wesley Fofana over the line.
The Leicester City man is the only real target for a defender left on the table, following a manic summer which has had ups and downs.
The Foxes are currently against a deal to sell the defender, who manager Brendan Rodgers has described as “unbelievable.”
The Blues have secured the signings of Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella at the back, who have both started the campaign strongly.
However, missed deals for Matthijs de Ligt and Jules Kounde have marred what would otherwise be a sensational window so far.
Despite the mishaps, Romano has claimed the club have a good feeling that they will sign Fofana before this month ends.
Chelsea confident in signing Fofana
He said: “There is an agreement in principle between Wesley Fofana and Chelsea on the contract, Personal terms are set to be agreed. Wesley Fofana wants to join Chelsea. He’s really happy with Chelsea interest, he wants to go to Chelsea. He’s been clear with Leicester, with the board and the manager, he’s decided to join Chelsea as soon as possible.
“He knows Todd Boehly and Thomas Tuchel are doing their best to sign him as soon as possible, but at the moment the negotiation is yet to be completed. Chelsea will try with another bid in the next days, Chelsea are preparing this bid, they want to push again because Fofana is their real priority after missing out on many centre-backs during the market. They have a feeling they can do it.”
The addition would pretty much see Todd Boehly complete a perfect first summer as Chelsea owner, with Raheem Sterling another big name signed already.
There has also been an eye towards the future, with the signings of Carney Chukwuemeka, Gabriel Slonina and soon to be Cesare Casadei.
With Fofana being just 21, he also adds longevity to the backline, with their future being secure for at least a decade.