Chelsea could have a greater chance of signing Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba this summer if, as expected, Arturo Vidal joins Manchester United.
The Daily Express reports how the France international has been heavily linked with a £60 million switch to Stamford Bridge, and the move could be on as soon as Vidal's transfer to Old Trafford is finalised.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho is a huge admirer of Pogba, and will be encouraged by his latest comments which appear to show a reluctance to fully commit himself to the Serie 'A' giants while there are question marks still surrounding the future of one of his team-mates.
"Of course [we want Vidal at Juventus], I hope he will stay," reflected the 21-year-old when questioned about the Chilean's future. "He's injured at the moment and he's trying to get fit.
"We want him to stay at Juventus. For the moment he is here so we won't speak about him leaving.
"I'm just focused on the pitch and on Juventus and doing great things on the pitch.
"I haven't spoken to any manager or with anyone about my contract so for me I'm just staying focused and training hard."
But, with Vidal anticipated to join Louis van Gaal's Red Devils revolution for a deal worth upwards of £40 million, it could pave way for Pogba to leave Turin as well and follow his fellow midfielder to the Premier League.
Chelsea fans have already celebrated the £27 million capture of Cesc Fabregas this summer, and might see another high-profile player lured to west London before the close of the transfer window.