Chelsea will seek to raid Barcelona in the coming weeks as their pursuit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Frenkie de Jong intensifies.
Aubameyang, 33, only joined Barcelona in February after falling out of favor with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.
The Gabonese international rediscovered his form in Spain, netting 11 goals in LaLiga as Barcelona rebounded from a disappointing first half of the season to finish second behind rivals Real Madrid.
According to the Telegraph, Aubameyang could be on his way back to London in a low-cost deal.
Chelsea are expected to spend more than £200 million before the end of the summer season, having already signed Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly, with a deal for Marc Cucurella nearing completion.
However, the Blues are apparently keen to spend again and get De Jong after his transfer to Manchester United fell through.
The Blaugrana have agreed to a cost of £63 million with the Red Devils, but the former Ajax midfielder is thought to be hesitant about a move to Old Trafford due to a lack of Champions League football.
According to the Mirror, if Chelsea swooped in for the 25-year-old, he would be more understanding of the move.
Furthermore, according to the source, United would prefer walk away from the agreement than engage in a bidding war with the West London club.
In other news, Maxwel Cornet is poised to join West Ham from Burnley in the next days.
Maxwel Cornet is likely to join West Ham from Burnley in the coming days.
According to the Guardian, West Ham are closing close on a move for Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet after meeting his £17.5 million release clause.
According to the Daily Mail, England international and Wolves captain Conor Coady might be on his way out of the Midlands, with Everton interested in signing the defender.
According to Football Insider, Nottingham Forest have begun talks with Southampton about acquiring Scotland striker Che Adams.