Belgium teammates Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois had a big influence on Michy Batshuayi’s decision to join Chelsea.
Olympique Marseille have accepted a €40 million offer from Chelsea for the striker.
Batshuayi has given his approval to the move, says HLN, after discussing life at Stamford Bridge with Hazard and Courtois in recent days.
Chelsea’s offer bettered Crystal Palace’s €38 million, but the player wasn’t interested in a move to Selhurst Park.
OM president Vincent Labrune is delighted with the deal, which still represents a healthy profit, despite Standard Liege being due a staggering 35 per cent of any sell-on fee.
The deal means Standard’s board will be welcoming a cool €13.5 million into the coffers this summer.