Christian Atsu has agreed a four-year deal at Newcastle United.
The winger – who spent the season on loan at St James's Park – will formally join the promoted club on July 1.
And United are understood to have agreed terms with the 25-year-old, who scored five goals for Rafa Benitez's side.
The club, however, are yet to confirm the move.
Speaking after the final game of the Championship season, Atsu said: “I’ve not heard from Newcastle.
“What I will say, though, is that I owe them thanks.
“They have given me an opportunity – it’s a big club.
“Whatever happens in the future, I thank the fans, Rafa and everyone at the club.
“I cannot say what will happen with me. I cannot predict football. I will go back to Chelsea first, then we see.”