Much like their seemingly impenetrable defence of late, not much gets past the Chelsea fans propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern right now.
With our west London locals seemingly always pressing their ears to the ground in the hunt for new transfer tidbits, the more eagle-eyed punters amongst them have spied reports from Spain.
According to Marca, Real Madrid have hit a stumbling block in talks with Pepe over a contract extension at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Neither party is reportedly willing to budge first, despite talks being opened a while ago.
The Portuguese will see his deal run out at the end of the season in the Spanish capital and would, in theory, be able to open talks with a foreign party when the January transfer window opens.
With that in mind, the Blues are thought to be keen on the Euro 2016 winner, who has struggled with injuries of late.
Despite all his theatrics, the former Porto ace is one of the most resolute defenders and has enjoyed a trophy-laden spell with Los Blancos.
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