Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is to make a shock summer swoop for Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, according to the Guardian.
Vermaelen’s future has been the subject of speculation over the last year, since the Belgian lost his place in the Arsenal backline.
Arsene Wenger has preferred to partner Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny at centre-back, using Vermaelen sparingly.
Vermaelen has suggested he will stay at Arsenal, but with his contract due to expire in the summer of 2015 he may look to move on.
And Chelsea are reported to be lining up an offer to bring the 28-year-old to Stamford Bridge.