The Daily Mail says the European champions also retain an interest in Arsenal contract rebel Walcott, who is entering the final six months of his deal after rejecting a £75,000-per-week extension in August.
The England winger wants to stay at the Emirates but feels he deserves a better package. Talks between the parties are continuing.
Long-term admirers Chelsea are being kept updated with Walcott’s situation. Walcott, who can sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club in January, is also interesting Liverpool and Manchester City.