Chelsea are lining up a move for Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti and sees him as the ideal partner for Kurt Zouma in the future.
Jose Mourinho is considering his future options and is debating whether or not the impressive young defender would be a good partner for Zouma, who has impressed at Stamford Bridge in recent months.
The ageing John Terry has one year remaining at the club, whilst Mourinho is said to be conflicted on his fondness of Gary Cahill.
Umtiti is being touted as a potential French international and has already made over 100 appearances in Ligue 1 for Lyon.
Heavily tipped for a bright future, he has received interest from the likes of Juventus, AC Milan, Real Madrid and Arsenal in the past.