Chelsea are edging closer towards completing the signing of Michy Batshuayi from Marseille. The striker will be Antonio Conte's first signing of the summer transfer window as the 46-year-old will take charge at Stamford Bridge after Italy's Euro 2016 campaign.
The 22-year-old scored 17 goals and registered nine assists in the Ligue1 in the 2015/16 season. His form has seen him attract interest from Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur as both clubs tabled a €40m (£33.2, $44.2m) bid for him.
According to French publication L'Equipe, Marseille have accepted offers from both the north London club and the Eagles for the player, who was Mauricio Pochettino's top summer target. However, Chelsea also entered the race in signing the Belgium international.
Batshuayi has reportedly turned down advances from both Tottenham and Palace as he has set his sights on playing under Conte at Stamford Bridge. He will sign a five-year deal with the Blues and that will see his employers bag a fee of €40m, excluding bonus.
The fee involved in the striker's move to the Premier League is higher than what Chelsea paid Marseille for Didier Drogba in 2004. It was €2.5m (£2m, $2.7m) less than what the west London club are ready to pay for Batshuayi.
The striker is currently with the Belgium squad in the ongoing European championship in France. He scored his first goal of the tournament in his side's 4-0 victory over Hungary, which saw Marc Wilmots side make it to the quarter-final of the Euro 2016.
He will move to Stamford Bridge after his national side's campaign in the European championship. Batshuayi's compatriot Toby Alderweireld was hopeful that Tottenham could land his compatriot this summer. However, it looks like the striker has rejected a chance to join Alderweireld at White Hart Lane as he would sign for the Blues.