Chelsea are reportedly ready to move for Juventus outcast and Manchester United target Milos Krasic in January.
Andre Villas-Boas is keen to add to his Stamford Bridge squad in the transfer window and is considering a loan deal for Krasic, according to the Daily Mail.
The Serbian winger has fallen out of favour under Antonio Conte, and the Blues could offer him a lifeline in the capital.
Chelsea aren’t the only team interested in the 27-year-old, however, with Manchester United thought to have been chasing him in recent weeks.
Sir Alex Ferguson is faced with an injury crisis at Old Trafford, and has been searching for creative midfield reinforcements after failing to strengthen in the summer following Paul Scholes' retirement.
The former CSKA Moscow winger has played only six time for the Bianconeri this season, and is desperate for a move away from Italy.
Krasic’s agent has been quoted a number of times saying his player would be interested in a move to the Barclays Premier League.
Chelsea’s interest could force Manchester United’s hand as the Old Trafford side were hit two more injuries as they trounced Fulham 5-0 last night.
Phil Jones suffered what is feared to be a fractured jaw and Ashley Young has been ruled out for three weeks after picking up a knee injury.
Meanwhile, Andre Villas-Boas is set to spark an exodus of Chelsea players in January, with Alex, Salomon Kalou and Florent Malouda thought to be following Nicolas Anelka out the Stamford Bridge exit door.