Augsburg defender Abdul Baba Rahman has agreed terms with Chelsea, according to his agent Sascha Empacher.
The onus is now on the clubs to agree a fee, which is proving to be a stumbling block in completing the deal. Jose Mourinho is eyeing the player as a replacement for Filipe Luis, who has made his way back to Atletico Madrid, leaving Chelsea short in that position.
His agent has confirmed that personal terms have been agreed between the two parties and it is up to the clubs now to broker a deal as soon as possible.
"It is only the clubs that have to find an agreement. We on our side are agreed," Empacher told Sport Bild, as quoted by Goal.
Cesar Azpilicueta is currently the only player who can play that role for Chelsea and who was given a torrid time by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the recent Community Shield, which Arsenal won 1-0, marking The Gunners' first win over a Mourinho side over the years.
Baba Rahman has been an integral part of the Augsburg side, starting almost all games barring three when he was away on duty with his national team for the African Cup of Nations. Chelsea have already made a bid for the player, as confirmed by his agent a few days back, which is yet to be accepted by the club thus far.
"Chelsea made an attractive offer," Rahman's agent told Kicker, as quoted by Goal. "It is Baba's dream to play for a top club. He would like to take this opportunity."
Meanwhile, Chelsea start their Premier League campaign against Swansea City on 8 August, as Mourinho looks for his fourth league title after leading the Blues to their fifth win last season. They have a friendly scheduled against Fiorentina on 5 August at Stamford Bridge before they embark on their journey as they look to exorcise the ghosts of their defeat to the Gunners last weekend.