Chelsea has been mooted as a possible destination for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira in January according to insidefutbol.com.
The 24-year-old German international looks to be falling down the pecking order at the Bernabeu, with Jose Mourinho boasting a wealth of midfield options, as Kaka begins to rediscover his best form for Los Blancos.
Khedira was blamed for Madrid's recent 1-0 La Liga defeat against Levante, after being 'tricked' into getting himself sent off according to his Portuguese mentor.
The former Stuttgart man's potential availability has been brought to the attention of another Portuguese tactician in Andre Villas-Boas - the Blues boss is believed to be weighing up a bid for the player as question marks continue to hang over the return date of Michael Essien - the African ace could miss the entire season for Chelsea through injury.
The box-to-box midfielder would add necessary bite and passing quality in Chelsea's engine room, and his acquisition would be entirely consistent with the type of fluid football Villas-Boas is trying to instill at Stamford Bridge.
But the Blues will likely face competition from German giants Bayern Munich - who are keen to take the player back to the Bundesliga, a year after signing for Real for €14million.