Borussia Dortmund still hope to retain the services of Shinji Kagawa, despite reported interest in his signature from Chelsea and AC Milan.
The 23-year-old has, once again, been one of the star performers for Jurgen Klopp's BVB this season, as they remain on course to defend their Bundesliga title.
Kagawa is, however, out of contract at the end of the next campaign, and has yet to give any clear indication that he will extend his stay in Dortmund beyond the terms of his current deal.
According to talkSPORT, both Chelsea and AC Milan are monitoring the situation of the Japan international, and Stamford Bridge or the San Siro could be summer destinations for Kagawa.
Dortmund, however, are not prepared to give up on the forward without a fight, and are planning to negotiate with him regarding an improved contract.
"I think he will still be playing at Dortmund beyond the end of next season, but you can never be sure," said BVB general manager Hans-Joachim Watzke.
"We want to keep him and extend his contract. He wants to go to England? I don't know, but I keep hearing things in the press."
Completing a deal for Kagawa would prove to be a fine acquisition by Chelsea, although may be tempered by the appointment of a new manager.