Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is lining up a £25 million bid for Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets.

The People says Abramovich knows that the 24-year-old midfield general is thinking of quitting Barca at the end of the season and is determined to be at the front of the queue for his signature.

Busquets' camp have let it be known that there is the chance of a transfer at the end of the season, with a January move impossible because of Champions League commitments.

Manchester City have already been warned off, but Chelsea are the main movers and will throw a massive chunk of their next budget at Busquets.