Chelsea close in on £4m Papy Djilobodji

The closing of summer transfer window is just hours away and Jose Mourinho is close to sign Nantes defender, Papy Djilobodji.

After the deal with Everton failed to materialize, the blues opted to explore the options before the close of the transfer window.

The 6ft 4inc Senegal international has been courted by Celtic, Southampton, Newcastle, Leicester and Sunderland this summer but has been holding out for a bigger club.

Chelsea are pursuing various options as they look to strengthen a defence that has looked vulnerable in recent weeks. And according to Nantes, Djilobodji is in London undergoing a medical before signing a four-year deal at Stamford Bridge in a deal worth £4 million.

Djilobodji has been at Nantes since 2010 and made over 160 appearances for the Ligue 1 club and has been capped at international level. It can be a big opportunity for Djilobodji and vital move for the blues.