The La Liga champions are looking to offload the Spanish international in January and have been in contact with Serie A heavyweights AC Milan over a loan deal for the 24-year-old.
Denis Suarez has endured a difficult season and found his playing time restricted to cup competitions this campaign. He is looking to change clubs during winter in order to kick-start his career and Barcelona seem willing to help him.
The Express reports the Catalans would rather get a cash deal in January and sell their outcast than loan him out until the end of the season, which gave Chelsea a clear advantage over AC Milan.
Maurizio Sarri is said to have received a financial backing from the Chelsea hierarchy and is looking to make an advance towards the Barcelona man this January.