Chelsea expect to complete the A?45m signing of Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez today after seeing off competition from Barcelona and Arsenal.
The 26-year-old was given permission to leave Algeriaa��s training camp last night to resolve his future and Barcelona looked to be heading the race.
However, Mahrez was spotted in Paris and was believed to be getting a connecting flight to London where he will sign for Chelsea, according toA�the Sun.
Mahreza��s move to Stamford Bridge would be seen as a real coup for Chelsea and hea��ll link-up with former team-mate Na��Golo Kante.
Chelsea are hopeful of completing moves for Fernando Llorente, Ross Barkley and Danny Drinkwater on deadline day but Mahrez is expected to kick-off their spending.
The Algerian was crowned PFA Player of the Year after guiding Leicester to the league title in 2016 but struggled last season as the Foxes finished 12th.