This much has been confirmed by credible sources close to the deal, today.
Both clubs look to have settled on a fee of €25million with a further €5million in potential add-ons.
Sources say that the deal is so close, it could be concluded before the end of the day.
While personal wages have not been revealed, it has been confirmed that the Gabonese will see a huge upgrade on his current wages, though, not twice as much.
Chelsea have long been in the market for a tested and proven goal scorer haven lost Lukaku and Timo Werner in this transfer window.
The former Arsenal striker, who can also play off the left wing, has been identified by Chelsea’s Head Coach, Thomas Tuchel, as the solution to their forward needs.
The pair had previously worked together at German side, Borussia Dortmund, in very fruitful campaigns laden with goals, entertainment and fireworks.
More updates regarding this deal will be reeled out as news unfolds.