It has been reported that Chelsea are chasing Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke.
The Spanish midfielder is viewed as a direct replacement for Frank Lampard, whose departure was confirmed this week.
The London Evening Standard reported that Chelsea are prepared to fight it out with Barcelona and Manchester United for Koke.
Barca are favourites for his signature although the 22-year-old has suggested he is happy to stay at the Vicente Calderon.
Chelsea’s relationship with Atletico is a strong one and will help with any negotiations for Koke.