Kasey Palmer will be joining Blackburn Rovers on loan until the end of the year, Sky Sports News reports.
The deal for the Chelsea midfielder looks set to be completed early next week.
It originally looked as though the 21-year-old would be returning to Derby County, where he spent the second half of last season on loan.
A move to Pride Park would have seen Palmer link up with Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, who is cutting his managerial teeth at Derby.
Instead, he will be moving to Ewood Park to become part of Tony Mowbray's Blackburn team in their first season back in the Championship.
The Chelsea youngster has experienced success in the second division before, having been part of the Huddersfield Town side that won the playoffs in the 2016/17 season.
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