Sky Sports News understands that Chelsea have won the race to sign Manchester City starlet Daniel Sturridge.
The Blues have been linked with the 19-year-old striker for some time, but are now believed to have got their man.
Sturridge is set to see his contract at Eastlands expire this summer, with City having been unable to tie him down on new terms.
A switch to Stamford Bridge now appears to be on the cards, with Chelsea having beaten Aston Villa and West Ham to the youngster's signature.
Carlo Ancelotti's side will be forced to pay compensation to City in order to complete the deal, with Sturridge under the age of 24.
The fee involved is expected to be decided by a tribunal, with a figure in the region of £5million tipped to change hands.