The Barcelona defender has emerged as a target for the Premier League juggernauts in recent days with all three seemingly prepared to pay upwards of £30 million. Luis Enrique increased speculation after leaving the 27-year-old out the team that lost 1-0 to Celta Vigo on Saturday night.
While it seems a major transfer tussle could be on the cards, it seems Pique's decision may have already been made for him.
A move to Old Trafford or the Etihad would have no doubt tempted Pique, but it would joining either Manchester club would not do wonders for his relationship with Colombian superstar Shakira.
The pop singer, who became the first human to gather 100 million Likes on Facebook earlier this year, has already told her other half that she would prefer to move to England's capital, leaving Chelsea as the only viable option.
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But it is not only because London is the social hub of the country. Shakira would also like to join close friend Cesc Fabregas at Stamford Bridge. The midfielder joined Jose Mourinho in the summer, but remains close to his former team-mates.
Louis van Gaal was confident of bringing Pique back to the club he left in 2008. The Spain international was originally pipped from La Masia, but eventually rejoined Barcelona in a £5 million deal.