Chelsea agree deal 'in principle' with Monaco for Axel Disasi.

PREMIER LEAGUE: Chelsea agree deal 'in principle' with Monaco for Axel Disasi.

Mark Kinyanjui 21:00 - 30.07.2023

The Blues have opted to move quickly to secure the services of the World Cup finalist following injury to Wesley Fofana.

Chelsea have reached an agreement in principle with Monaco for the signing of Axel Disasi.

This is according to transfer guru David Ornstein, who says that the west London club have agreed a deal for the French international defender worth in the region of €45million (£38m).The 25-year-old will provide Chelsea with an option as a right-sided centre-back.

Chelsea have been hit with an injury to Wesley Fofana that is likely to keep him out for a considerable period of time.Disasi moved to Monaco from Reims in 2020 for €13million.

He was part of the France squad at the 2022 World Cup and made three appearances in Qatar.He had spent four years at Reims after coming through the academy at Paris FC.

The move would mark the second transfer window in a row that Chelsea have signed a centre-back from Monaco following the January arrival of Benoit Badiashile.

Signed at 22 from Reims in 2020 for a reported fee of €13million (£12m; $15m), the imposing centre-back has become one of the standout defenders in Ligue 1.

Monaco focus on buying and developing top young talent for resale purposes. In recent seasons, Aurelien Tchouameni (Real Madrid), Benoit Badiashile (Chelsea) and Sofiane Diop (Nice) have all been sold for sizeable fees.Blending strong progressive passing with towering physicality, it would be little surprise if Disasi became the next high-profile player to leave Monaco.

He appears to have all the elements needed to succeed in the Premier League.