Chelsea are reportedly keen on signing Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez this summer.
The Germany international struggled for game time at the Allianz Arena this term and his agent Uli Ferber had recently hinted the 27-year-old could consider a summer transfer, in search of regular first team football.
The Blues are now lining up an approach for Gomez, according to the Daily Mail, with Jose Mourinho, who is expected to return to Stamford Bridge in the summer, understood to be an admirer of the Bayern star's physical prowess and effectiveness up front.
Gomez, who joined Bayern from Stuttgart in 2009 for a Bundesliga record fee (estimated to be between €30-35m), had scored 79 goals from 96 appearances for the Bavarians in the last two seasons. However, injuries and the form of summer arrival Mario Mandzukic saw the German spending most of this campaign on the bench.
The report also claims Gomez could now be made available for around £25m, if Bayern manage to land their top target; Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski. Chelsea are now planning to take advantage of the situation, with Gomez also understood to be open to a move to London.
Gomez managed 17 goals from 30 matches for Bayern this season, despite 18 of them being substitute appearances.
Robben: Bayern will Win Champions League Final
Meanwhile, Bayern winger Arjen Robben is confident the Bavarians will triumph in the Champions League final against archrivals Dortmund at Wembley on Saturday.
This is Bayern third final in the last four seasons of the European top flight. Having lost in 2010 and 2012 to Inter Milan and Chelsea respectively, the Dutchman believes his side's time is now.
"Most of us were in the side which lost in 2010 and 2012, and that explains why so many of us are hungry for this title. We're experienced and we know what's coming, so we will prepare in a very normal way, as we have always done," Robben said.
"I have a good feeling, we are going to do it. But we must not start thinking that we are not allowed to lose. If we do that, then we may as well give up already," the former Chelsea man added.
Bayern had finished 25 points clear of Dortmund in the Bundesliga this season.