Chelsea have agreed a fee of around £32m for Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante, according to Sky sources.
Leicester offered Kante an improved four-year contract before Euro 2016, but the France international has now told the club he wants to move to Stamford Bridge.
It is thought the midfielder will have a medical over the weekend, before meeting up with Chelsea on their pre-season training camp in Austria, where he will discuss personal terms.
Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has insisted he would like Kante to stay at the club but said he would understand if the 25-year-old wished to leave the King Power stadium.
He said: “I don’t want to lose him. I don’t want to, but I could understand if he wants to go.”
Kante was arguably one of the outstanding performers of the season last year, making 37 appearances as Leicester won the Premier League title for the first time in their history.