Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy is believed to be monitored by Chelsea after the team’s recent poor showing in front of goal. Diego Costa who was once inspiring has falling off the perking order after struggling to find the back of the net this season.
Report according to Daily Mirror claims that Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has identified the 28-years old striker as a potential replacement for Costa in the second half of the season.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is thought to have given Hiddink the mandate to restore his team back to the top four positions on the EPL log.
The Russian billionaire wants his team to feature in next year UEFA Champions League tournament and as a result, he poised to reinforce his team with fresh players this January.
Vardy has been on scintillating form this season having found the back of the net 15 times in Premier League games.
The England international broke former Manchester United strike Van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in 10 consecutive Premier League games while also extending the record to 11 games.
However, Chelsea might find it difficult to lure the star away from King Power Stadium, given that this is the best opportunity for Claudio Ranieri’s team to feature either in the UEFA Champions League or the Europa Cup next season.