Chelsea fans in the Football Transfer Tavern knew it was a matter of time before they were pulled into this transfer race after talkSPORT revealed they are interested in signing Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.
The Frenchman has not hidden his intentions about wanting to join a club in the Champions League and an exit from Saint Mary’s is expected after their hopes of finishing in the top four have faded.
Arsenal and Tottenham were considered as the frontrunners but if Chelsea do show an interest, it would be an even scrap between the three clubs.
The Gunners have been long term admirers of the 25-year-old whilst Mauricio Pochettino is keen on bringing his former player with him to White Hart Lane.
It is not a surprise to hear that Jose Mourinho is interested, after their level of performance dropped dramatically when Nemanja Matic was unavailable to play.
Mourinho will be keen to build on his squad as he looks to have more success in Europe next year.