The valued defender, who was loaned to Swansea last season, is moving to London to join the Eagles.
Chelsea have signed Crystal Palace for Marc Guehi, Purpose can confirm, with the promising defender on his way to the exits at Stamford Bridge.
The English U21 international spent the 2020-21 campaign with Swansea, the championship, so he can watch regular playing time.
He caught the eye while in South Wales and now gets the chance to test himself on a Premier League stage with the Eagles.
What is the transaction?
There was agreement on a sum of £ 20 million ($ 28 million), but both sides are mastering the financial side of a deal.
What is clear is that Guehi will undergo a medical examination at Palace and will sign a five-year contract until the summer of 2026.
Chelsea are preparing to part ways with the Ivory Coast star as they are already well into the middle half.
However, the Blues are eager to make sure they do not break all ties with a player with a promise.
They have included a sell-out clause within the terms agreed with their local competitors, while also having the option to match each offer offered in future transfer talks.
Guehi’s career so far
Guehi has been in Chelsea’s books since 2007, as he saw his potential early on.
He made his professional debut in an EFL Cup match with Grimsby in September 2019 and has taken in the Carabao Cup outings for the Blues at first team level.
However, much of his experience so far has been gathered while he was at Swansea in 2020-21.
He played 45 games for the Swans in all competitions, which helped them reach the final of the championship, and also for his country in the group stage of the European U21 Championship.