Stamford Bridge side reportedly agree terms to sign FC Porto defender.
Chelsea have reportedly ‘beaten’ Barcelona and AC Milan in the race to sign Argentine centre-back Nicolas Otamendi according to the Daily Express.
Reports in the Spanish media state that Jose Mourinho has already won the race to sign the FC Porto defender and that the 25 year old will move to Stamford Bridge in the summer.
FC Porto are well known for their penchant for bringing in top young talents and selling them for massive profits and the Primeira Liga title holders will expect a massive return on the £3.5m they paid Vélez Sársfield for Otamendi back in August 2010.
Otamendi has made 109 appearances for FC Porto and has helped the Estadio Dragao side to three successive domestic titles as well as a Europa League triumph.
Jose Mourinho has an abundance of top class central defenders with the Blues boss being able to call upon John Terry, Gary Cahill, David Luiz and Branislav Ivanovic though the former FC Porto boss seems set to welcome in Otamendi.
Mourinho’s second spell in charge at Chelsea hasn’t started as brightly as he would have hoped with the West London side currently sitting in fifth spot in the Premier League table and having suffered a home defeat to FC Basel in their Champions League opener.