“As a result of Shaun’s request to speak to Chelsea we have conducted a series of complex negotiations with Chelsea,” explained City’s communications chief, Paul Tyrrell.
“A fee for Shaun’s transfer has been agreed and consequently we have granted his wish to talk to the other club.”
The transfer is now subject to the agreement of personal terms with the 23-year-old England international and the successful completion of a medical.
The fee is as yet undisclosed but is thought to be in the region of £21m.
Chelsea are hoping to tie up a deal with Wright-Phillips as quickly as possible so that he can join the team for the upcoming tour of the USA.
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