Chelsea have agreed a £50million transfer deal for RB Leipzig star player Timo Werner, according to the reports from TheSun.
Manchester United were also in the race before they finally settled to extend Ighalo’s loan deal.
The striker looks set to sign a five-year contract after Frank Lampard made it clear he is ready to meet the German’s release clause.
Werner will pocket around £175,000-a-week, making him one of Chelsea’s top earners.
But there is still the danger of Liverpool making a last-gasp bid.
Lampard’s men have already signed Hakim Ziyech from Ajax in a £37m deal.
And the presence of Werner up front could give Chelsea the extra edge they need in pursuit of a sixth Premier League title.
The highly-rated forward, 24, has scored 31 goals in all competitions this season, taking his total Leipzig tally to 92 in just four seasons.
But it will be Werner challenging Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud at Stamford Bridge next season.
Indeed, Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann recently admitted there was no chance of keeping Werner at the club this summer.
He said: “There is nothing we can do about it. He knows what he has in Leipzig and also what he has with me.
“I show him that – he gets many chances to develop himself.