The Blues are in talks with Spanish side Sevilla to sign France international defender Jules Kounde.
The 22 year old defender is open to the idea of taking on a new challenge in England and has reportedly agreed to join Chelsea.
According to Goal, Sevilla are demanding a transfer fee closer to €80 million (£68m/$95m) if Kounde is to join Chelsea this summer.
Chelsea reportedly want to include Kurt Zouma in the deal for Kounde but Sevilla are, however, looking to bring in funds, rather than another player from a part-exchange.
Sevilla are under no pressure to sell Kounde, with the 22 year old tied to a contract through to 2024.