Marseille full-back Cesar Azpilicueta is edging ever closer to joining Chelsea.

The Sun says Azpilicueta, 22, has been linked with the European champions virtually all year and reports in France claimed an agreement was reached over a transfer fee late last night.

The Spaniard, who started Marseille's opening two league games of the season, looks set to sign a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea will be shelling out something in the region of £7million for Azpilicueta, who played one game for Spain in the London Olympics.