Chelsea are set to battle for Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala after Barcelona withdrew from the chase, according to the Daily Star website.
Mangala is wanted at Stamford Bridge by Jose Mourinho as he seeks to add to his already impressive Blues squad.
The Portuguese Coach has lost Davis Luiz to PSG, so he needs to replace the Brazilian with a top class alternative, and Mangala could be it.
And now they have had the door opened as Barcelona do not wish to make a move as they have their eyes on some other targets.
However, the Blues will have to battle it out with Manchester United, as they are also keen on a swoop.