Portuguese and AS Monaco highly rated midfielder Bernardo Silva has emerge as a surprise transfer target for the EPL defending champions.
The Blues who lost just three matches in all the EPL matches last season are now one point above the relegation zone having lost for the ninth time in just 16 matches this season.
This poor performance has not gone well with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich as he is poised to flush out under-performing players in January in other to bring in fresh players.
Latest report in English media claims that Chelsea are prepare to sanction a move for £21m rated Monaco playmaker.
Chelsea attacking midfielder of Cesc Fabregas and Oscar have been on poor run of form this season and a move for Silva in January could mean either of Fabregas or Oscar could exit the Chelsea.
However, Chelsea would have to battle the likes of Juventus, Man City and Barcelona for the signature of the 21-year old Portuguese star should Monaco be ready to sell him.