Jose Mourinho hopes to welcome former Arsenal man to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are in talks to sign Barcelona midfielder Alex Song according to the Daily Telegraph.
The 27 year old had a solid season out on loan at West Ham last term and this has clearly acted as an effective shop-window for the Cameroon international.
The Daily Telegraph claim Man City are also interested in Song, who qualifies as a ‘homegrown’ talent due to his time at Arsenal and Barcelona are ready to accept as little as £5m for the battler.
The Nou Camp side are keen to offload Song, according to the Telegraph, and his £70k a week wage demands, and are therefore willing to consider fairly nominal offers for the player.
Song spent seven years at the Emirates Stadium and would offer Mourinho a strong alternative to defensively minded midfielder Nemanja Matic.
Mourinho has previously stated his intention to sign a midfielder (Via Sky Sports) and Song could prove to be a very sensible addition to help add further strength in depth to a Chelsea squad that romped to the Premier League title last season.
Song struggled to make an impact at Barcelona but has more than proven himself a very capable Premier League performer and in today’s transfer market a £5m fee for a player of his calibre could only be considered a bargain.