According to Sky Sports, former Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva is due to undergo a Chelsea medical in Milan on Thursday.
The report claims the finishing touches to an offer have been agreed between Chelsea and the 35-year-old defender in the past 48 hours.
After undergoing his Chelsea medical in Milan, Silva is then expected to fly from Italy to London on Friday to begin a 14-day period of self-isolation before joining up with Frank Lampard’s squad.
Silva sent a farewell message to PSG fans on Wednesday ahead of his move to Chelsea.
“The value of things is not in the time that they last, but in the intensity with which they occur. That is why there are unforgettable moments, inexplicable things and incomparable people,” wrote the centre-back, using Pessoa’s famous phrase.
“Today a cycle is ended, after eight years at PSG, I would like to thank my team-mates, the entire coaching staff and board, the fans, my family, God and my friends, for all of the happy years we have spent in the City of Light.
“Here, together with my wife, we have enjoyed unforgettable moments, our children grew up, we became French citizens, and we will carry forever in our hearts these years lived in France. Thank you so much.”