JUST IN: Chelsea AGREE £34m deal with AS Monaco for the purchase of Frenchman Benoit Badiashile

Premier League giants Chelsea have reportedly reached an agreement with French Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco, for the transfer of Benoit Badiashile.

According to The Athletic, both clubs have reached a “total agreement” for the transfer of the 21-year-old Frenchman worth £34 million pounds and Chelsea are now scheduling his medical ahead of an official announcement.

Badiashile will sign a long-term deal at Stamford Bridge subject to fitness checks being completed.

It has been a busy winter transfer window for the Blues, as they look to bolster their squad ahead of the second half of the season. Currently sitting in ninth in the Premier League after 15 games, the Blues will be hoping that Badiashile, along with other January recruits, can spur them on in the race for UEFA Champions League qualification for next season.

Badiashile is set to be Chelsea’s third signing of the winter transfer window, following the capture of Ivorian striker Datro Fofana from Molde for a reported £10 million and a £12m deal with Vasco da Gama for Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos. Benfica and Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez is also another target who could walk through the door in West London.

The Blues are set to face Nottingham Forest on New Year’s Day before a blockbuster clash with reigning Premier League champions Manchester City on January 5, by which time Badiashile could be eligible to make his debut.


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