Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is believed to be interested in attempting to sign Marseille forward Loic Remy during the January transfer window.
A report on ESPN has stated that Chelsea sent a scout to France at the weekend in order to watch the France international in action against big spending Paris Saint-Germain.
Marseille managed to secure a 2-2 draw with Carlo Ancelotti's side, but Remy was unable to find the back of the net as fellow striker Andre-Pierre Gigance grabbed a brace, while PSG''s Zlatan Ibrahimovic also scored twice.
The 25-year-old has consistently been linked with moves away from France but has thus far spent his entire playing career in Ligue 1, having represented Lyon, Lens and Nice before joining Marseille.
French publication Le 10Sport believes that Chelsea have already made contact with Marseille and have spoken about the possibility of completing a deal in January.
Chelsea do have just two senior forwards in their squad in Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge; leaving manager Roberto di Matteo short of options should injuries occur.
ESPN suggests that Marseille would be willing to allow Remy to leave if an offer of around €15million was made. The striker would also be eligible to play in the Champions League as the French club are only in Europa League action this term.
There is also a belief that Cheslea would be prepared to allow Sturridge to leave in the January transfer window as Di Matteo is yet to be convinced by the 23-year-old.
Sturridge was a regular starter under previous boss Andre Villas-Boas but his appearances became limited last season once Di Matteo took over the reins.
The former Manchester City striker is yet to start a Premier league game this season and has been limited to just two appearances from the substitutes bench.
The Blues have also been linked with Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao, though the Colombian striker would be a far more expensive option as general manager Gil Marin stated that he believed he was worth €60million.