Chelsea appear to be one step closer to signing long-term target Kevin de Bruyne after it was revealed that the attacker was on his way to London for a medical on Monday.
The Blues were chasing the 20 year-old for a large portion of the summer transfer window but failed to complete a transfer due to financial discrepancies between the two partied.
De Bruyne impressed greatly last season and was a key fixture in the Genk team that ran to the Jupiler League title and Champions League football.
The deal is expected to consist of a fee of around £7m and the player will reportedly be loaned back to the Belgian side for the remainder of the season.
Chelsea will secure the youngster on a five-and-a-half year deal that is set to run until 2017.
The Belgian international has been a target for the West London outfit since before Andre Villas Boas took over at the helm of the club.
Speaking on the matter, the Portuguese boss said: “It’s a target that’s decided by the club, that I knew about for quite some time. He was under the scrutiny of the club for some time, we’ve been following this player.”
AVB remains committed to the purchase and added: “In the sense that it’s the club policy for the future, it’s the right thing (to buy him) and I’ll do everything in my power for him to reach maximum potential.”
De Bruyne will return to Stamford Bridge in the summer hoping to gain a spot in the club’s first-team plans.