Chelsea have reportedly contacted Galatasaray in order to find out whether they would be prepared to part with star striker Burak Yilmaz.

The Turkey international starred for the Turkish giants in the Champions League, with his eight goals helping the club reach the quarter-finals where they were eventually eliminated by Real Madrid.

He scored a hat-trick against Cluj and a winner against Manchester United, as well as goals in both legs of the knockout stage win over Schalke. This prolific form appears to have alerted Chelsea who are keen to strengthen their attacking options after another poor season from Fernando Torres.

Burak Yilmaz
Burak Yilmaz celebrates after scoring against Hungary for Turkey. [Reuters]

The Guardian has reported that Chelsea have contacted the Turkish side and have been informed that they would need to offer in excess of £20m in order to prise the striker away.

Yilmaz only signed for Galatasaray last season after scoring 33 goals in 34 games for Trabzonspor, but his impressive displays in Europe are certain to have caught the attention of a number of high profile clubs.

The 27 year old may well prove one of the cheapest options for Chelsea as some of the other names mentioned would cost close to double what Galatasaray are asking for Yilmaz.

Atletico Madrid would likely want more than £40m for Radamel Falcao, while Edinson Cavani would command a similar figure. There is also plenty of competition for both forwards with Monaco chasing the Colombian and Manchester City keen on signing the Napoli striker.

Robert Lewandowski has been mentioned as another possible target for Chelsea but he is largely expected to join Bayern Munich in order to be reunited with former teammate Mario Gotze.

Chelsea are keen to add another striker to their ranks to compete with Torres, Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku who is set to return to the club after an impressive season on-loan at West Bromwich Albion.

The Belgian has been linked with another season long loan at West Ham United and there is also speculation about the future of Torres after he scored just eight Premier League goals.

However, Chelsea may decide to wait until Jose Mourinho is confirmed as manager before they pursue any new players as the Real Madrid boss is expected to return to Stamford Bridge after confirmed he would leave the Spanish giants at the end of the season.