Despite moving for French youngster Kurt Zouma in January, Jose Mourinho is yet to replace David Luiz after the Brazilian moved to Paris St-Germain for £50million.

The Blues have already splashed the cash on the likes of Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Filipe Luis, but at a press conference held earlier today, boss Mourinho refused to rule out more new arrivals.

Benatia has developed into one of the top centre-backs in Europe, attracting interest from new United boss Louis Van Gaal, but according to reports in Italy, Sabatini has jetted into the capital to discuss the transfer with Chelsea whlist negotiating a deal for stiker Mattia Destro with Tottenham.