Chelsea are believed to be favourites to sign Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets despite also being linked with a move to league rivals Manchester United, Metro reports.
The 26-year-old is still yet to extend his current deal with the La Liga giants causing a number of top clubs to keep a close eye on his negotiations with a chance that they can lure them to their respective sides.
Busquets is said to disagree with the vision of his manager Luis Enrique and seems to have lost his faith in the progression of the club despite sitting second in the league, a point behind leaders Real Madrid, who still have a game in hand.
However, Jose Mourinho looks to be in pole position to lure him to London and with United cooling interest in the Spanish midfielder, the Blues could snap him up in January.
If Mourinho can acquire his services in the upcoming window, John Obi Mikel, a player who plays a similar role to the Barca man could be forced to leave Stamford Bridge in order to get access to a more prominent role at another club.