Chelsea are being linked with Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets.

Manchester City are weighing up a mega bucks £35 million offer for the Spain international in January over injury concerns for Nigel de Jong.

Chelsea are also in the market for a holding midfielder with Michael Essien sidelined.

French media sources say Chelsea will rival with City should Barca indicate a willingness to sell Busquets when the market reopens.

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