A trio of Spanish clubs including Atletico Madrid are aiming to rival Italian giants Juventus for the Arsenal star, who will be out of contract at the end of the season.
Chelsea are set to battle Barcelona for the Atletico Madrid and Belgium star, according to reports in the English media.
Diego Godin, Leonardo Bonucci and other top players have been linked with moves to and from the Italian top flight in recent news.
In a cagey UEFA Champions League group stage game, Spanish giants Atletico Madrid edged Bayern Munich 1-0. Belgian winger Yannick Carrasco grabbed the winning goal in the contest and won three points for Los Rojiblancos
The 29-year-old recently revealed that he had the opportunity to join Barcelona in the summer but chose Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid will host Bayern Munich in the Champions League, who will be looking to avenge their defeat in last season's semi-final at the hands of Diego Simeone's men.
Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann has revealed his admiration for David Beckham and that he considers the Manchester United legend his idol
Manchester United are reportedly keeping an eye on Atletico Madrid youngster Bernard Mensah with Jose Mourinho interested in the Ghana International.
Luis Enrique's Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw by Atletico Madrid side at the Nou Camp, in a tie which saw them give up a 1-0 lead after losing Sergio Busquets and Lionel Messi to injury.
Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou as the Catalans failed to capitalize on Real Madrid's slip-up against Villarreal.