Before Raphinha joined Barcelona from Leeds, he was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea, with many suggesting The Blues were close at one point.
But of course, he ended up going to Spain and joining the La Liga giants.
But, there are fresh reports of Chelsea interest in the Brazilian international off the back of major problems at Barcelona.
Both Chelsea and Newcastle have been linked with the 26-year-old by Sport.
And now, Fabrizio Romano has commented on the situation writing in today’s edition of the Daily Briefing.
“There are some reports circulating about Chelsea and Newcastle wanting to sign Raphinha,” Romano said.
“I’m sure Barcelona are very happy with Raphinha, so, again, let’s see what happens with Financial Fair Play but Barca want to trust Raphinha for present and future and he loves the club.”
So Romano hasn’t confirmed or denied recent interest from Chelsea, but at the very least, due to the history there and Chelsea wanting to sign the player previously, it might be something that they will be keeping an eye on, especially with the current situation at Barcelona as well.
One to keep an eye on perhaps, even though Chelsea will probably have other areas on the pitch that they will be prioritising this summer.