Chelsea have reached an agreement with Ajax Amsterdam to sign the Dutch club’s winger Hakim Ziyech this summer.
The 26-year-old forward was a January transfer target for Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
Ajax were unwilling to sell the Morocco international in the transfer window as they chase the Eredevisie title.
Ajax have however confirmed that they have accepted a fee of over 33 million pounds potentially rising to over 36 million pounds with the move subject to Ziyech agreeing personal terms.
The signing is the first by Lampard following Chelsea’s transfer ban.