The Belgian international has been a Premier League sensation since arriving from Genk in August 2012, netting 19 league goals last term to save the Villains from relegation.
After much interest for him this summer, the forward handed in a transfer request - with Tottenham his likely destination. However, a move did not materialise and Benteke subsequently withdrew his formal transfer request before signing a new four-year deal with the Midlands club.
Blues manager Jose Mourinho is desperate to bolster his attacking options after a less than impressive start to the season by Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and the outcast Demba Ba.
And, although the west London club loaned out Romelu Lukaku - a player of similar substance to compatriot Benteke - to Everton in the previous transfer window, The Special One could make a move for the Villa man this January.
The 22-year-old had been sidelined recently by a injury to his hip, but made his return against Spurs at the start of the month before he missed a crucial penalty against Everton at Villa Park.
He is not the three-times Premier League winners only target though, with the Blues said to be interested in making a move for £60million rated Monaco striker Radamel Falcao.
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