Chelsea have swooped to steal Marseille forward Michy Batshuayi from under the noses of Tottenham, Crystal Palace and West Ham.
Batshuayi will reportedly be given permission by Belgium to undergo a medical with the Blues after a fee of £33million was agreed.
Palace had reached an agreement with Marseille for the 22-year-old and Spurs were also tipped to make a formal offer but Chelsea’s late offer appears to have been successful.
Batshuayi is preparing with Belgium for their Euro 2016 quarter-final clash with Wales in Lille on Friday following a season during which he scored 17 goals in 36 Ligue 1 appearances.
Standard Liege are due 35 per cent of the fee Marseille will receive, with Batshuayi now the French club’s most expensive sale.
Batshuayi will become Antonio Conte’s first signing as Chelsea boss. The Blues are still likely to pursue Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, with doubts over the future of Diego Costa.