Jose Mourinho's men are being linked to Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado by Sky Italia.
The Colombia international was reportedly chased by both Barcelona and Manchester United during the summer, according to the Daily Mail, and now Chelsea are being credited with an interest.
The winger was pivotal in his country’s run to the World Cup quarter-finals, claiming four assists as the South Americans impressed at the tournament in Brazil.
However, the report from Sky Italia states that the player will not come cheaply for the current Premier League leaders as the Serie A club will allegedly settle for no less than the 26-year-old’s £26.8 million buy-out clause.
That fee may have put off Barcelona and Manchester United in the summer, and may have a similar effect on the London club as they seek to be in compliance with the Financial Fair Play regulations.
However, one way around those rules could be the potential sale of German winger Andre Schurrle, with the Daily Mail claiming that Bundesliga side Wolfsburg are interested in making a £23 million bid.
This report suggests that Schurrle, and Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah, have both been told they have until the summer to prove their worth to Mourinho, although he may be tempted to sell if any move could fund the signing of Cuadrado.