He will be able to talk to Nou Camp chiefs in January and sign a pre-contract just six months before his Blues deal finishes.
The 31-year-old, who joined Chelsea from Russian side Anzhi in 2013, had previously indicated he could stay.
But after clocking up more than 330 appearances for Chelsea, scoring
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 99th Portugal goal late in the game, having notched a hat-trick in a 6-0 win over Lithuania three days earlier, but it was far from a vintage performance on a pitch full of divots at the Josy Barthel stadium.
Max Verstappen won a thrilling Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix for Red Bull on Sunday after the Ferraris collided and Mercedes' six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton was demoted from third to seventh.
Max Verstappen won a thrilling Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix for Red
The Dutch, who did not qualify for Euro 2016 or the 2018 World Cup, sealed progress to the finals of next year's tournament with a game to spare after Saturday's 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland.
Defender Virgil van Dijk says the Netherlands are “back where they
Rafael Nadal will end the year as the world's top-ranked player and the "big three" retained their stranglehold on the Grand Slam titles, but when Stefanos Tsitsipas was crowned ATP Finals champion on Sunday it felt like a watershed moment.
Rafael Nadal will end the
Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Croatia have qualified for the 2020 European Championship
Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, and Croatia qualified for the 2020 European Championship on Saturday. For the Germans, it’s a record 13th straight time that they will appear at the tournament, continuing a run
In the 49th meeting between the two great rivals, Federer snapped a five-match losing run against Djokovic and gained some consolation for his heartbreaking Wimbledon final defeat.
Roger Federer lit up the O2 Arena with a dazzling 6-4 6-3 defeat of Novak Djokovic to hand
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Leicester has underlined its credentials as an English Premier League title contender, while Chelsea extended its winning run in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Could Leicester do it again?
Even if another shock Premier League title isn’t on the cards, the
outsider which won in 2016
Barcelona defeated Celta Vigo 4-1 with a hattrick by Lionel Messi ending a two-game winless streak.
With a hattrick by Lionel Messi that included two free-kicks, Barcelona defeated Celta Vigo 4-1 on Saturday to end a two-game winless streak and stay tied with Real Madrid at the top of