Chelsea and Man City Competing For Blaise Matuidi
The 26-year-old’s current deal at the Parc des Princes runs out in June.
PSG are reportedly in negotiations with Matuidi over a new four-year deal, however. Any potential stumbling block will surround his increased wage demands.
If the French Ligue 1 champions cannot agree a new contract with Matuidi they may sell him in January for a cut-price rather than risk losing him for nothing in the summer.
With France still yet to secure their place at the World Cup, whether international regular Matuidi may be open to a winter transfer to the Premier League could hinge on Les Bleus coming through a playoff with Ukraine.
Midfield anchor Matuidi has been capped 15 times by his country so far.
Yaya Toure and summer signing Fernandinho have become the established pair in the middle of the park for City this term.
Pellegrini also has the injury-prone Jack Rodwell and Javi Garcia competing for a midfield berth at the Etihad.
Mourinho meanwhile has used Frank Lampard and Ramires as his first choice deep lying duo with John Obi Mikel as backup.
The Blues are without Marco van Ginkel after he picked up a serious injury earlier in the campaign.
Reports in Spain also link Chelsea to German international holding midfielder Sami Khedira.