Chelsea Football Club is set to complete the signing of Michy Batshuayi after the Belgian travelled to London for medicals.
Michy Batshuayi who plays for Olympic Marseille in France also is currently with the Belgium Squad in the ongoing Euros Championships.
The fee for Batshuayi is understood to be in the region of £33m and represents new manager Antonio Conte’s first summer signing since taking over from Guus Hiddink.
The Marseilles striker was the subject of rival bids from a number of Premier League clubs, including a reported £31 million offer from Crystal Palace.
Despite being born in Brussels, Belgium, Batshuayi is from Congolese heritage. In 2014 he won the bizarrely named ‘Belgian Ebony Shoe’ award that honours the performances of Belgian players of African descent.
The next Didier Drogba?
Batshuayi’s move to Stamford Bridge has striking similarities to Didier Drogba’s transfer in 2004.
Like Drogba, the 22-year-old will move from the Stade Velodrome to London for a club record fee and is seen as the eventual replacement for Diego Costa.
Batshuayi scored 17 goals in Ligue 1 last season and will become the most expensive sale in Marseille’s history. He leaves the Stade Vélodrome having scored 33 goals in 78 appearances for the club.