Chelsea are ready to make their move for long-term target Giannelli Imbula, according to reports in The Metro.
The 22-year old Marseille defensive midfielder is valued at £25m and was considered as a potential signing by Chelsea two seasons ago when at Guingamp.
At 6ft 1" tall, Imbula is a physically imposing midfielder who fits firmly into the Jose Mourinho mould. Strong in the tackle but with plenty of energy and skill going forward, he reminds us of the former Chelsea favourite Michael Essien. Here's the man in action.