Chelsea reportedly see it set to pay the £23million required to seal the transfer of Inter Milan midfielder Matias Vecino this summer.
A report from the Daily Express strongly suggests the Blues are set to complete the deal, notwithstanding interest from Premier League rivals Everton.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard could do with more experience in his squad, with this youthful side proving inconsistent in this challenging first campaign in charge for the former Derby County head coach.
Frank Lampard will now hope someone like Matias Vecino can add a bit more know-how to his Chelsea squad next campaign, with the Uruguay international having, had a long and successful career in Serie A with both Inter Milan and Fiorentina, as well as loan terms at Cagliari and Empoli.
The Express state that former Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is ready to let Matias Vecino go, so it looks like this shouldn’t be too tricky a deal for Chelsea to get done.
It certainly seems like the west London giants aren’t messing around ahead of the summer, having already agreed on a deal for Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech, as they announced on their official site earlier this week.