Chelsea are considering a move to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker target Andrej Kramaric in January, according to Goal.com.
The 23-year-old has been in fine form for Croatian club HNK Rijeka after scoring 27 goals from 26 appearances this season. His performances have seen him being a target for several Premier League clubs.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is lacking options to lead the north London club's attacking line, with Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado the only two recognised players in the squad, with Emmanuel Adebayor's continuing to be absent.
The former Southampton manager was keen on securing the services of Kramaric as Tottenham want the striker's services when the transfer window opens in January.
The Croatia international is valued around £7.8m and Chelsea are willing to meet the player's asking price. Tottenham and Leicester City have long maintained their interest in acquiring the services of the striker.
The Foxes even made a bid for Kramaric as they look to add him to the squad in the mid-season transfer window. However, Rijeka sporting director Srecko Juricic confirmed Leicester's approach and also admitted several clubs were in the frame for his services.
"In next days we will again meet with people from Leicester City and we will talk a little bit more. Our main goal is that both sides must be happy with the potential transfer, we as a club and he as a striker. So we are not only talking with Leicester City, but also to other clubs," Juricic said.
Kramaric is not convinced a move to Leicester will be beneficial and he is hoping to join a big club, preferably Chelsea. Jose Mourinho's side appear to be leading the race for the striker's signature.
A move to Chelsea for Kramaric will likely see the west London club send him back to Rijeka or another European club on-loan for the remainder of this season.