Chelsea Boss Jose Mourinho is closing in on Ghana winger Christian Atsu.
The Blues' boss is set to seal the £3.5million signing of the FC Porto star.
Chelsea look set to beat London rivals Tottenham for the second time in the transfer market this summer.
The Blues sensationally snatched Brazilian forward Willian for £30million shortly after he had completed a medical at White Hart Lane – and Jose Mourinho is prepared to deny his former assistant Andre Villas-Boas another signing.
The Spurs boss, who gave Atsu his debut at Porto, has been tracking the 21-year-old since it became clear that the player would not sign a new contract at the Estadio do Dragao.
Liverpool also made a £5million offer for the young Ghana international as he entered the final year of his contract this summer but failed to agree a fee – leaving Chelsea best placed to sign him for as little as £3.5million, according to Sky Sports sources.
Atsu, who has a year remaining on his contract, is now set to travel to England for a medical and to discuss personal terms.
It is unclear whether the player will be part of Mourinho's plans immediately or go out on loan.