CHELSEA have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of Marc-Andre ter Stegen with the Barcelona goalkeeper set to sign a new deal at the Nou Camp.
There had been speculation that the 28-year-old could potentially leave with the German having just two years left on his contract.
It has been claimed that the Blues have submitted an offer to the Blaugrana to replace flop shot-stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Frank Lampard is desperate to sign a new goalkeeper this summer having already brought in Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.
And it has been suggested that Bayern Munich are also in the running to secure the services of Ter Stegen.
But according to Mundo Deportivo, the former Borussia Monchengladbach is poised to commit his future to the Blaugrana.
They state that the four-time LaLiga winner is close to signing a five-year deal in Catalonia.
It has been suggested that only personal terms need to be agreed between the two parties.
Ter Stegen is claimed to see his future only at Barcelona, and doesn't want to play for anyone else.
One possible outgoing at the Nou Camp this transfer window could be Philippe Coutinho, who is believed to on the verge of joining Arsenal.
The Brazilian playmaker would link up with the Gunners on a season-long loan, with Mikel Arteta understood to be a huge fan of the 28-year-old.