Earlier last week John Terry announced that he will be leaving Chelsea at the end of this season, and if reports are to be believed, Blues have already found the ideal replacement for their skipper.

According to Star, Anderlecht youngster Leander Dendoncker is very close to nearing a deal to join Chelsea in the summer. According to reports, Terry is headed to China next season and will leave the Blues defense in jitters.

One of the reputed journalists Kristof Terreur tweeted how Chelsea are lining up a bid for the 20-year old defender.

Chelsea are also in the race to sign Everton central defender John Stone as well. The Everton man was chased down by the Blues all season long last summer, but no deal could be agreed.

Next season, with a new manager and without Terry, Chelsea would need new leader at the back and that is why signings like Leander Dendoncker and John Stones will be key.