Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas confirmed in his press conference this afternoon in Hong Kong that Spanish midfielder Oriol Romeu is set to undergo a medical with Blues medical staff after a deal was struck with Barcelona.
Newly-appointed chief physician Paco Biosca has travelled to Colombia to put Romeu through a series of tests ahead of finalising his move to London. The player is currently with the Spanish team for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, which begins this evening.
Reports in Catalunya yesterday revealed that the deal is set to be worth €5m, with Barcelona having the option to buy him back in 2013 for €10m. The player is under no obligation to accept such a deal.
Romeu would become Chelsea’s second signing of the summer, following the €9.5m acquisition of Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.