Inter Milan face a battle with Chelsea for Universidad de Chile striker Eduardo Vargas. Inter chief Marco Branca confirmed their interest in Vargas last week, but they've been caught napping by Chelsea as negotiations are ramped up.

Blues owner Roman Abramovich has Piet de Visser in Santiago this week for talks with Universidad de Chile over a fee for the attacker.

Chelsea are willing to offer £5 million, but Vargas' club is demanding almost another £2 million as his former teams are due 35 per cent of any sell-on fee.