Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea:
Barcelona winger Pedro wants to join Chelsea, after speaking to both Cesc Fabregas and Jose Mourinho, according to the Metro.
The 27-year-old has had reassurances about a move to Stamford Bridge after having reservations about the potential language barrier.
Asmir Begovic is just days away from becoming a Blues player, according to Stoke City manager Mark Hughes, the Daily Star report.
The Bosnian is closing in on an £8m move to the Premier League champions.
Chelsea are leading the Premier League race to sign Chile midfielder Charles Aranguiz, according to the Daily Express.
The 26-year-old played a key role as his country won the recent Copa America, and may cost around £8m.
Although Nicolas Otamendi looked set to leave Valencia for Manchester United, it now appears that a move to the capital may be on the cards, the Daily Star report.
The player’s agent has brought in super-agent Jorge Mendes, who has offered the player to Chelsea.
Finally, Fenerbahce have reportedly pulled out of the race to sign John Obi Mikel, after the Blues demanded £25.2m for the midfielder, according to the Metro.