Chelsea is on the verge of signing another player as they aim to add to their depth as they aim Ligue 1 defender Gabriel.
The report in the Daily Star says Blues boss Frank Lampard wants to bring in four players in the next transfer window.
A centre-back takes precedent but there is also a great urge to get a striker, a winger and a left-back in.
Chelsea board has their target intact for the other positions but in defence, it proved trickier.
That is until now, with Eurosport’s Manu Lonjon reporting that the Blues are close to beating Everton to the signing of Lille star Gabriel.
“Gabriel (LOSC) at Chelsea is very hot,” Lonjon wrote on Twitter. “Almost completed. Everton also tries it but Chelsea far ahead…”
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard s keen on reshaping the backline with the future of Kepa Arrizabalaga in the air, after the Spanish goalkeeper poor run of form at the Samford Bridge.
Chelsea is also keen on signing a striker with Lyon Moussa Dembele topping Lampard’s priority list with Paris Sant-Germain Edinson Cavani also in the mix.