Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea:
Chelsea have supposedly triggered the 27-year-old’s £22m release clause, and have offered the Spain international a four-year deal.
Loic Remy may be on his way out of Stamford Bridge however, with the Daily Express reporting that he is close to joining Crystal Palace.
The arrival of Radamel Falcao has made his chances of first-team football look even more slim than they were last year.
Barcelona should not go after reported Chelsea target Paul Pogba, according to former boss Johan Cruyff, the Daily Express report.
The Dutchman believes that the €80m price tag would be an ‘absurd’ amount to pay for the Juventus man.
Liverpool have entered the race to sign Fulham wonderkid Patrick Roberts, the Daily Express add.
The Blues target would be available for around £10m, however the Reds are preparing an offer of just £5m.
Finally, Adrien Rabiot – who is on Chelsea’s radar – is apparently in talks with West Ham, the Daily Express suggest.