Chelsea and Barcelona had their fortunes interlocked this summer as the two giants looked to rebuild.
They rivalled each other for a number of players, and each signed from each other too.
The fact that both are in the middle of a major restart means that those clashes are likely to continue as the clubs push to outdo each other.
Football.London today report that the next player to be part of a tug of war will be long time Chelsea target Josko Gvardiol.
The central defender has been linked with us for a long time – but it seems as though Barca have eyes on him too.
The retirement of Gerard Pique means a hole in their defence and a nice chunk of wage bill they can spend on replacing him.
Let’s hope Gvardiol’s international teammate Mateo Kovacic has been selling him the Stamford Bridge dream in Qatar, and we make the first strike in Janaury.