Oriol Romeu has confirmed his agent has held talks with Chelsea over a proposed move from Barcelona.
Last month, Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas revealed the Blues have agreed a fee, thought to be around £5 million, with Barcelona for highly-rated defensive midfielder Romeu.
Discussions over a contract have now taken place as a switch draws nearer, in what would be only Chelsea's second summer signing following the arrival of Thibaut Courtois, who has subsequently been loaned to Atletico Madrid, from Genk.
Romeu, 19, told AS: "Barcelona and Chelsea have already reached an agreement, and my agent was in London to listen to their offer. Chelsea is a great option for me. If everything goes well, why not? Leaving Barca hurts, but you have to take your chances."