Tuesday’s biggest stories for the Blues.
Chelsea on the verge of signing AS Roma defender Mehdi Benatia for £30m
In a bid to bolster his defence before the 2014/15 season starts manager Jose Mourinho is looking to sign the Morocco international.
According to the Daily Star Benatia will complete his move to Stamford Bridge before their first Premier League match with Burnley on Monday.
The 27-year-old has emerged as a key target after approaches for both Atletico Madrid’s Joao Miranda and Raphael Varane of Real Madrid went nowhere.