Chelsea are considering a move for Wilfried Bony after striker Didier Drogba recommended the player to manager Jose Mourinho.
The Ivorian international has been a hit in the Premier League since arriving at Swansea City in the summer of 2013, and has been linked with a number of top clubs in the division after an impressive goal return at the Liberty Stadium.
And, the Daily Star claims Chelsea have identified the player as an ideal addition in the summer transfer window, waiting until the end of the season to make a move for the 26-year-old.
The Blues aren't shot of options in attack this season, with Diego Costa leading the line as part of a 4-2-3-1 formation. Didier Drogba and Loic Remy are Mourinho's options off the bench.
Both those players are reportedly involved in this potential deal, with Drogba telling Mourinho to make the move and Remy potentially part of the deal, moving in the opposite direction in a player-plus-cash offer.
Article continues below
Bony's arrival would certainly appear to be good potential business, having bagged 20 goals in the Premier League in 2014 - the most of any player in the calendar year.
Drogba has seen Bony's ability first hand on the international stage of course, with the pair playing together for the Ivory Coast. With the Chelsea legend currently on a season-long loan at Stamford Bridge, this player could be his replacement.
It's clear that Mourinho has been paying attention to Drogba, having dispatched Mick Doherty to Anfield to watch Bony in the defeat to Liverpool. A scout was also in attendance at QPR on New Year's Day.
Chelsea will face competition from Manchester City and the Reds to secure the signing of Bony however, and if the duo attempt to make a move this month then that could speed-up Mourinho's thinking.