Chelsea are considering a shock move in signing Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy in this summer transfer window, according to Goal.com.
The 27-year-old was closing in on joining Liverpool last month, only for the deal to collapse in the final stages of the transfer. The French international reportedly failed his medical forcing the Merseyside club to put a sudden end to their interest.
Remy spent the last season on loan at Newcastle United and had an impressive spell with the Tyneside club. After his move to Anfield was called off, the striker has returned to QPR as Harry Redknapp's side returned to the Premier League after a year's absence.
The Blues have made a move in signing Remy as a back-up to their main striker Diego Costa. Jose Mourinho has the services of the former Atletico Madrid stars Costa and Fernando Torres, while Chelsea legend Didier Drogba returned to Stamford Bridge this summer.
However, the Ivory Coast star suffered an injury in his first match since his second spell with the west London club. Drogba picked up an ankle injury during the Premier League giants' pre-season clash against Ferencvaros on Sunday.
The Mirror reports Drogba could be out of action for up to four months. If the reports are true, the former Real Madrid manager will be left with Costa and Torres as his first choice strikers in the squad for all competitions.
Should either of Costa or Torres pick up an injury, it would be a massive blow for Chelsea in their pursuit of winning silverware next season. To avoid such situations, Mourinho has set his sights on Remy as a back-up option for injured Drogba.
QPR face Hull City for the season opener and Redknapp remains hopeful that Remy could be fit enough to face the Tigers on Sunday
"He's here, he wants to work and get in the team. He's worked really hard on the training ground, I couldn't have asked for any more from him," Redknapp said, as quoted by Goal.com.
"He's trained great and his attitude's been first class. Hopefully with a week's training he'll be fit to play next week."