Chelsea are reportedly considering a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, after being priced out of a deal for Napoli's Edinson Cavani.
The Blues, Manchester City and Real Madrid have all been heavily linked to the Uruguayan but, according to the Telegraph, the west London outfit are not willing to enter a bidding war with their rivals this time.
The report also states Chelsea submitted a revised bid of £42.5m for the striker on Thursday but the offer was knocked back by the Naples club.
And Cavani's father has now revealed the 26-year-old has decided to sign for Madrid.
The newspaper claims the Blues have turned their attention to Lewandowski, who was recently informed by Dortmund that he would not be allowed to join Bayern Munich this summer.
The Pole has only a year left on his contract and was understood to have agreed terms with the Bundesliga champions. However, Dortmund are adamant they will not sell another star player to their arch-rivals this summer. The Bavarians matched Mario Gotze's €37m release clause in May.
Lewandoski has already confirmed he will not be signing an extension. Dortmund, who now face the risk of losing the 24-year-old on a free transfer next summer, are understood to be willing to sell the player to a club outside Germany.
Manchester United and Barcelona remain strongly linked to Lewandowski but the Evening Standard reports Chelsea have also moved into contention now. The player had 10 goals to his name form 13 Champions League appearances for Dortmund last season.
Meanwhil, the Blues reached an agreement to sign Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle on Thursday but are understood to be keen on adding one more striker to their ranks, ahead of next season. Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic, want-away United star Wayne Rooney and City's Edin Dzeko have all also been linked with a move to Chelsea.