Thierry Henry could complete a swift return to London this summer by joining Chelsea, according to reports on Saturday.
The Daily Express claims that the former Arsenal striker will be allowed to leave Barcelona after just one disappointing season at the Nou Camp.
And the paper claims that his favoured destination would be Stamford Bridge, home of the Gunners' bitter capital rivals.
Henry joined Barca last summer for Â£16million amid a blaze of publicity.
But he has so far failed to find top form in Catalonia as Frank Rijkaard's side have endured a frustrating season.
The Express says Barca are willing to let him leave at the right price, and also claims that the player's representatives have made initial contact with the Blues.
Linking up with French international team-mate Nicolas Anelka is reportedly a lure for the 30-year-old Henry.
And if Didier Drogba - a target for both Inter Milan and Real Madrid - does leave in the summer he could be the ideal replacement.
Henry still has three years remaining on his Nou Camp contract.
He will return to Arsenal believe me..........Chelsea no way...