There has been some fresh reports which have claimed Chelsea are closely monitoring developments with outstanding Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
The highly-impressive Croatian has been superb this season for Sevilla, but speculation has linked him with a move away as he has failed to sign a contract.
He could yet stay in Spain, but a big Premier league bid could clinch the deal in the summer according to the TalkSport website.
His representative, and brother, Dejan, revealed: “He is much admired in Italy and I have already talked to a couple of clubs interested in him.
“I can not confirm who they are, but we are also considering the possibility of renewing the contract with Sevilla.
“We’re talking to the president, but at the moment there is nothing concrete.”