According to media reports, Chelsea FC have agreed a transfer fee of £4 million to sign highly-rated English defender Michael Hector from Championship side Reading FC. If reports are to be believed, then Hector’s representatives are currently discussing personal terms in west London ahead of a shock deadline day move to the Premier League champions.
Chelsea has already completed the signing Papis Djilobodji, The 27-year-old defender from FC Nantes. Hector will be the third signing into the Chelsea defense this season after Baba Rahman, Papis Djilobodji.
Several imminent news websites have tweeted to confirm the news about the deal.
Here is a compilation of all the tweets:
— Goal (@goal_intl) September 1, 2015
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) September 1, 2015
Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea have endured a shocking start to the season and incredibly have the second worst defensive record in the league. They have just four points from 4 games so far and does not even feature in the top half of the league. With question marks over the ageing John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic, Mourinho is clearly looking to bolster the Blues back line and is set to do so with a low profile centre-half. Chelsea has already signed Abdul Baba Rahman from Augsburg a week back.
Chelsea had initially targetted Everton defender John Stones, but as the club refused to sell the Blues, Mourinho is eyeing a cheaper alternative.
Hector, 23, had previously been attracting interest from Crystal Palace after signing a new three-year contract with Reading in June.
The Jamaica international, who is represented by his father and uncle, has had 11 loan spells already during his career.