Kai Havertz is reportedly keen to secure a transfer from Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea by the end of next week.
While Chelsea were interested in the playmaker long before qualifying for next season's Champions League, that achievement will only help push through a deal for the Germany international.
Although there are still six weeks remaining until the start of the new campaign, Sky Sports News says that the 21-year-old is eager to move to Stamford Bridge as soon as possible.
The report suggests that Havertz wants Leverkusen to reach a compromise with the Blues over a fee before they face Rangers in the Europa League next week.
With personal terms already agreed, it appears highly unlikely that the attack-minded midfielder will be considered for selection.
Chelsea will allegedly have to pay £70m plus add-ons to push through a transfer.