Chelsea are close to securing a deal for St Etienne starlet Kurt Zouma, according to the Mail Online.
The 19 year old centre-back has been linked with a move to the Premier League throughout the winter transfer window, with Manchester United also said to be interested though Jose Mourinho appears to have won the race to secure his services.
The France U21 international is set to eventually arrive at Stamford Bridge on a long term deal for a fee believed to be in the region of around £12.5m, but is likely to spend the rest of this campaign back on loan with St Etienne.
Despite his young age, Zouma has made seventy-one first team appearances for the Ligue 1 side in all competitions, scoring six goals while he has been called up to France’s senior team, but is yet to make his debut.
Meanwhile, Gary Cahill has insisted that the Blues will not sit back when they travel to Premier League leaders Manchester City on Monday evening.
Jose Mourinho’s men currently sit in third place on fifty points, but can move level with City if they become the first team to win in the league at Eastlands this season.
Napoli’s official radio station have reported that Chelsea have agreed a fee of £49.3 million for striker Edinson Cavani, the Mail Online understands.
Radio Marte claimed that a ‘reliable source’ that Napoli have sealed a deal with the Blues for the sale of the Uruguayan striker, who is currently on international duty at the Confederations Cup.
Manchester United have reportedly made a last ditch attempt to hijack the deal, with the player set for face to face talks with Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentis before anything is finalised.
Cavani, and his father have indicated that they would favour a move to Real Madrid, though it seems that the Spanish giants will have to match Chelsea’s offer should it be confirmed.
Meanwhile, the club have been linked with a move for St. Etienne’s highly rated defender Kurt Zouma.
Representatives of the 18 year old spoke to Queens Park Rangers last summer regarding a potential move, though Zouma remained at St. Etienne, making eighteen league appearances last season.
Sky Sports understand that Bayern Munich and AC Milan could rival the Blues for the services of the player, who is currently representing France at the Under 20 World Cup in Turkey.