El Mundo Deportivo says Dutch sources claim Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich intends to reunite Rijkaard with his former Barca No2 Henk ten Cate at Stamford Bridge next summer.

Ten Cate is expected to join the Blues in the coming weeks from Ajax, which could eventually lead to Rijkaard joining him in London - if Abramovich can convince the Barca boss to leave the Nou Camp.