Graham Potter is set to be appointed Chelsea manager in the next 24 hours, ending his three-year spell with Brighton.
Potter, 47, spoke to Chelsea owner Todd Boehly on Wednesday night after Thomas Tuchel was sacked and has reached a verbal agreement with the club.
Potter was at Brighton’s training ground on Thursday morning but did not lead the team’s session. Chelsea hope to name a new manager before Saturday’s game away to Fulham.
The club, currently sixth in the Premier League, has also held talks with former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Sporting Lisbon head coach Ruben Amorim about the vacant role.