Sky Sports journalist and presenter Jim White revealed in a Tweet that Tiemoue Bakayoko transfer to Premier League champions Chelsea is nearly a done deal, with the 22-year-old to undergoes a medical in the coming days.
With Chelsea set to compete on four fronts, the addition of Bakayoko can go a long way in ensuring that Conte's men continue their successful ways and challenge for trophies in the forthcoming season.
But his transfer is being held up by a knock that required surgery at the end of last season.
Bakayoko's form has seen him attract interest from the Premier League clubs and the Blues were believed to be leading the race for his signature.
Costa, who endured a fractious relationship with Conte last season, is linked to a move back to Atletico Madrid even though the Spanish club can not register new players until January because of a blanket Federation Internationale de Football Association transfer ban.
According to the latest reports, Manchester United have tabled an offer in excess of £40m for the defensive midfielder, which is much more than the £37m one submitted by Chelsea.style="text-align: center;"