Despite Guillem Balague's assertions Manchester United remain a threat to Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas deal, numerous reports in the UK suggest otherwise.
The latest is from The Telegraph, which write Chelsea are so keen to do a deal as soon as possible that they want to fly their medical staff out to Brazil to conduct a medical.
The paper report: "Fabregas could undergo a Chelsea medical while he is in Brazil and personal terms are not thought to be a problem."
They go onto claim that Cesc would land a 50 per cent increase in his wages, jumping from £100,000 to £150,000 per week.
Fabregas is currently in Brazil with the Spanish World Cup squad, and hopes to feature in their opening game against Holland on Friday night.
Barcelona are nearing the signing of Sevilla's Ivan Rakitic, smoothing the path for the former Arsenal star's exit from the Camp Nou.
Outgoing star David Luiz was said to have undergone his medical with PSG while with the Brazilian squad, while The Guardian reported last week that Diego Costa has undergone his with Chelsea, suggesting that could have been done while on international duty.