Chelsea are set to clinch the signature of rising Swiss star Jonas Elmer from Grasshopper Zurich.
Elmer caught the eye of Chelsea’s scouting network during last month’s European Under-17 Championship in Italy where Switzerland lost in the group phase.
The 17-year-old left-sided player was due to undergo a medical at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday before agreeing personal terms on a three-year contract.
Elmer is the Blues second summer signing following the capture of Bristol Rovers’ Scott Sinclair. The 16-year-old, who had been at Rovers since he was seven, signed scholarship forms at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.