Stamford Bridge side line up bid for Etihad Stadium midfielder.
TransferMarketWeb are planning something of a shock move to sign Man City midfielder Gareth Barry.
The 31 year old England man has seen his first team spot come under pressure from new signings Javi Garcia and Jack Rodwel and Roberto Mancini may well be amenable to offers for the former Aston Villa man as he looks to the future.
However one does wonder where the Etihad Stadium man would fit into the Chelsea first team set-up. Benitez has the likes of Ramires, John Obi Mikel, Oriol Romeu and Frank Lampard to select from in terms of potential central midfield options as well as the more creative Oscar to select.
Barry moved to Man City in a £12m deal in the summer of 2009 and has been a pivotal member of the first team set-up ever since, making 147 appearances for the club.
Rafa Benitez was strongly linked with interest in Gareth Barry when he was managing Liverpool and this may well be the spark for such speculation of Chelsea’s interest.
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