Antonio Conte is getting set for a busy end of transfer window as he closes in on a deal for a new right back with reports this morning linking him with a move for a Portuguese youngster.
Express Sports is quoting Spanish media outlet Don Balon who are claiming the Blues are close to signing Valencia left back, Joao Cancelo.
The 23 years old is one of the most consistent full backs in the La Liga, and has attracted the interest of Tottenham and Atletico Madrid as well this summer after starring for the Portuguese Under 21 national team at the recently concluded Under 21 Euros.
Antonio Conte has signed only one defender this summer and wants more, especially full backs to cover for Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses ahead of a season that would see them play up to 50 matches in all competitions.
Cancelo is currently valued at £25 million a figure that would not be too much for the Blues considering that they were ready to pay £50 million for Alex Sandro from Juventus.
Per Don Balon talks between the two clubs have been making rapid progress and the deal could be announced within the next few hours.