Chelsea have told Benfica they're ready to activate the release clause of defender Victor Lindelof, according to the Daily Star.
According to the report, the Blues are ready to match the £25million release clause to secure the services of the Sweden international.
The 22-year-old is a target for manager Antonio Conte who wants to strengthen his defensive department ahead of the new season.
John Terry and Gary Cahill are expected to lead the defensive department but the Italian wants to have other options available in order to fight for the Premier League title.
Chelsea already announced the signing of the Michy Batshuayi and N'Golo Kante to strengthen the midfield and offensive department.
The Belgian already made his debut for the Blues but the Frenchman is still away on holidays after reaching the final of the Euro 2016 Championship with France.