Chelsea are working hard to get hold of Milos Krasic, according to multiple sources, after Juventus reportedly admitted they are in the market to offload the star on either a loan or permanent deal.
During a busy transfer period in the 2010 summer, Krasic turned down interest from multiple European clubs to make the move to the Serie A giants, but so far he has mentioned just 39 times for the side.
And as his game time continues to be limited, the Chelsea target has admitted that he is planning on going elsewhere in January, opening the door for a possible move to Stamford Bridge.
Attacking options are not necessarily a current problem for Chelsea, but with Salomon Kalou and Didier Drogba set to leave for the Africa Cup of Nations, and Drogba possibly leaving the club all together after refusing a contract extension, Villas-Boas may need to purchase an up front player.
Nicolas Anelka is also leaving the club to move to the Chinese League, and Villas-Boas has admitted that if the right player is made available for Chelsea, Roman Abramovich won't have a problem dipping into his cheque book once more.
Sources such as the Metro claim that Chelsea face competition from the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Zenit St Petersburg and Anzhi Makhachkala for Krasic's signature, and that the winger is likely to go for a very similar sum to the £12.5 million Juventus paid CSKA Moscow for him in 2010.
Juventus have reportedly resigned to the fact that they will lose Krasic in January, either on a permanent move or a loan deal, as he becomes increasingly unhappy with his time on the pitch for the Old Lady.
Chelsea are set for a busy January, with Villas-Boas already admitting that the club are chasing Gary Cahill to bolster their defence, while rumours over a deal for Tottenham star Luka Modric are bound to come up once more as the transfer window opens.