Chelsea to finalise £34m Badiashile transfer as Monaco agree to January sale

WHAT’S HAPPENING? According to The Athletic, the two clubs have reached a “total agreement” for the transfer of the 21-year-old, and Chelsea are now scheduling his medical ahead of an official announcement. Badiashile will sign a long-term deal at Stamford Bridge subject to those fitness checks being completed, with the Blues set to fork out around €38m for his services. The centre-back was left out of Monaco’s squad to face Brest in Ligue 1 on New Year’s Day as officials from Chelsea continue to work on the transfer.