Luis Suárez is close to committing to signing for Chelsea for 40 milion euros, AS has learned.
The Uruguayan striker, whose situation has been monitored by many of the top clubs in Europe, was one of José Mourinho's priorities and the Chelsea boss, who appears to have lost out to Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign Edinson Cavani, has made a final assault for the controversial Liverpool forward.
In doing so, the Portuguese would get revenge on former club Real Madrid, who were among the favourites to capture the striker, who has expressed his desire to leave the Premier League owing to the treatment he has received from the media.
Suárez, whose agent is Pere Guardiola, brother of the Bayern Munich coach, will earn 5.5 million euros per year at Stamford Bridge.
His arrival, however, does not mean that Fernando Torres will have to leave the Blues, and the Spaniard is expected to remain in West London next season.
Back in April Suárez shocked football fans around the world by biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, but the pair made their peace and could soon be team-mates.