PSV Eindhoven coach Ruud van Nistelrooy has confirmed Noni Madueke is joining Chelsea.
The Blues’ interest in the 20-year-old English talent dates back to early September, before a formal bid of £30.5m ($37.7m) was accepted by the Dutch side on Thursday.
“[It’s] a mix of emotions,” Van Nistelrooy said on the impending transfer.
“We lose a good player because of his departure. There was no turning back and there was a solid financial compensation. I can empathise with the interest of the club.”
Madueke will become Chelsea’s sixth signing in what has been an extremely busy January transfer window.