Chelsea are joining London rivals Tottenham, and Manchester City, in the chase to sign Brighton full-back Marc Cucurella.
The Spaniard, yet another graduate of the Barcelona La Masia academy system, had an excellent first season in English football after joining the Seagulls from Getafe this summer, and that has inevitably brought him onto the radar of bigger clubs.
And whilst Brighton will not want him to go, they are realistic enough to realise that their business model is based on selling talent at a profit.
The Stamford Bridge side have been monitoring the player since his la Liga days, and with Marcos Alonso linked with a move to Barcelona, and doubts over the fitness of Ben Chilwell, they could be tempted to bid for him, even if left-back is not a priority for Thomas Tuchel.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.