Chelsea are considering a late offer for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy and could even offer Loic Remy in part exchange before Monday's transfer deadline, reports the Mirror.
The Blues are on the verge of sealing a six-month loan deal for Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato but it appears they are hoping to reinvigorate their attacking set-up further this month.
Vardy has emerged as one of the country's deadliest strikers this season, scoring 16 goals so far; good enough to lead the race for the golden boot. It has also attracted the interest of the division's so-called elite clubs.
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Luckily for Chelsea, they already know that the Foxes want to sign Remy. The Frenchman is unhappy at Stamford Bridge and has already made his intention to leave clear. Leicester reportedly launched a £7.6million bid earlier this month, which was knocked back, but they may get another opportunity to sign him before the window closes.
However, Chelsea's offer of Remy plus cash for Vardy may not be as tempting as it seems. Leicester are, of course, currently leading the Premier League table and consider Vardy as key to their pursuit of Champions League football.
No need to sell
They are now firm favourites to secure a top four spot, but they will need Vardy at his best to do it. Sell him and they risk dropping out of contention, losing the £60m in extra revenue that comes with Champions League football.
Needless to say, Chelsea's pursuit of Vardy is likely to fall short, but that doesn't mean they cannot try.
Would Vardy swap a table-topping club for one in the bottom half? Perhaps if the wage offer is right. Indeed, the 28-year-old, who turns 29 next month, could surely double or even treble his wages playing for the Blues. He currently earns £45,000-a-week at the Kingpower Stadium, which is what an average squad player earns in west London.