Blues eyeing £20m midfielder in Nou Camp raid.
Chelsea hope to beat Manchester United and Manchester City to the signing of £20m Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, according to Fichajes.net.
The Croatian international only joined Barca this summer after a highly impressive few seasons with Sevilla, where he had also attracted interest from a number of top clubs, including from the Premier League.
English sides are now on alert for him again as it seems that the player is not guaranteed a starting spot in the Barcelona team after finding himself in and out of Luis Enrique’s side this season.
Although Chelsea already have Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic in midfield, it seems the Blues could be interested in beating other clubs to the signing of Rakitic if he does become available.