Chelsea are planning to make Everton's Marouane Fellaini their fourth summer acquisition with The Blues ready to submit a £20m bid for the Belgian midfielder.
Roman Abramovich's spending looks set to pass the £100 mark after completed deals for Werder Bremen's Marko Marin and Lille winger Eden Hazard, with a move for Porto striker Hulk reportedly on-going.
John Terry remains a major doubt for England's opening European Championship group match against France, with the defender yet to train since picking up a hamstring injury in the victory over Belgium.
John Ruddy, Gareth Barry, Frank Lampard and Gary Cahill have already had to pull out of the squad as their injury crisis deepens ahead of the tournament in Poland and Ukraine.
Chelsea have given up in their pursuit of former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola, with interim boss Roberto Di Matteo set to be handed a full-time role at Stamford Bridge.
The Italian led The Blues to a Champions League-FA Cup double during his temporary spell in charge, after the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas in March.
Chelsea defender David Luiz and Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen are both targets for Barcelona.
Luis has long been a target of the La Liga giants, while the Belgian Vermaelen is understood to fit the bill for Barca, who are impressed by his versatility.
Written & Narrated by Alfred Joyner