Several transfers have been lined up by Chelsea this week with Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva all close to being confirmed but another is already on the way.
The new player Chelsea are closing in on signing is Malang Sarr to make it four transfers this week.
Altogether, Frank Lampard is expecting six new faces by the time the season gets started – but there may be even more.
The English coach is desperate to sign a new goalkeeper to replace Kep Arrizabalaga, with Andre Onana, Mike Maignan and Nick Pope linked.
But first he wants to sort out his defence and has moved quickly to secure the signing of Sarr.
The centre-back left Nice in the summer after his contract expired and has been branded a potential world-class talent.
Telefoot report that the 21-year-old has agreed a four-year contract and will join the Blues imminently.
His arrival would mark a whirlwind week, with breakthroughs made over Chilwell, Havertz and Silva.
Lampard is keen on having all his targets secured before the start of the season, which is set to get underway next month.
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Sarr would most likely partner Silva at the back, who ended his eight-year stint at Paris St-Germain after the Champions League final.
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