With several European keen on signing Ivory Coast defender, reports has it that he will be moving on to Stamford Bridge, despite their imposed FIFA transfer ban.
The defender, who joined Championship side Stoke City from French club Amiens last summer, has had a vey impactful campaign with his U18 side.
According to report from TEAMtalk, Chelsea have somehow reached an agreement to sign the Ivorian defender Mohamed Akandji ahead of the summer transfer window, with their ban going to have an effect in signing a young player.
The reports further claims that the Blues used a plan said to be EPPP (Elite Player Performance Plan) to lure in the 17-year-old defender from Stoke City and will be using the same plan to bring in his teammate Koeran Coates, which could force Stoke into letting the player leave this summer.
With Summer transfer window approaching fast, Chelsea are currently in the market for the best replacement for Belgian attacker Eden Hazard, who is heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer.
Report have it that the Belgian attacker, who will be willing to table a transfer request to the Blues, has agreed to personal terms with the Spanish club to force his move to the club.
Akandji is definitely not a replacement for Hazard but will be a great addition to the club as they look to forward to their next campaign, the Blues have been reported to have forced out competitions from Manchester United and Arsenal to reach an agreement to sign the Ivorian defender.