Chelsea look set to bulk up their faltering front line by sealing a deal to take Brazilian forward Taison to Stamford Bridge from Ukrainian outfit Metalist Kharkiv.
Chelsea have now failed to score in their first two games under new boss Rafa Benitez following their stalemate against rivals Fulham at Stamford Bridge last night.
That result continued their winless run in the Premier League which has seen them go without victory in over a month, and heaps the pressure on Benitez, who was booed once more following the full-time whistle last night.
Chelsea forward Fernando Torres is still struggling for form and confidence while his deputy Daniel Sturridge hasn't so far been trusted to lead the line from the start.
The Globoesporte report that the Blues have opened talks with Metalist over a potential January switch, which would see Taison become the 5th Brazilian at Stamford Bridge alongside Oscar, David Luiz, Lucas Paizon and Ramires should the deal go through.
The 24-year-old is in his third season in Ukraine having moved to Europe from Internacional in 2010. So far this season he has three league goals in 12 matches and can play out wide as well as thorugh the middle. Talks between Chelsea and Metalist will be helped by the impending winter break in the Ukrainian season.