Rickie Lambert
Lambert has been in poor form for Liverpool this seasonReuters

Chelsea are reportedly considering a move for Liverpool's Rickie Lambert as a potential replacement for striker Didier Drogba this summer.

The Blues, who were crowned as the new English Champions following their 1-0 win against Hull City on Sunday, have found a lot of success up front following the arrival of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid last summer.

He is been in fine form for Chelsea this season, scoring 19 goals in 24 appearances for the Blues in the Premier League so far.

Apart from him, Loic Remy, who arrived from Queens Park Rangers this summer, has also been doing well this season, but the Blues are reportedly looking for someone to replace Didier Drogba this summer.

Mourinho has been forced to play Drogba in the past few games due to Costa and Remy both being on the sidelines with injuries. But the Ivorian, who was once capable of single handedly destroying the opposition, seems to be no longer up for the task due to him being 37 years of age.

Drogba, who rejoined Chelsea on a one-year deal (on a free transfer) last summer, earlier stated that he wants to continue playing for another season, but Mourinho yet to confirm whether the Ivorian will be handed a new contract.

It is believed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will make the final decision on Drogba's future this summer.

However, Chelsea have reportedly already started looking at replacement, and, according to the Daily Mirror, they are reportedly considering a move for Liverpool's Lambert.

The Reds are expected to offload the 33-year-old this summer as he has been quite poor this season, managing only two goals in the Premier League so far this season.

However, Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing the former Southampton man as their third choice striker.

Mourinho had reportedly sent his scouts to keep an eye on Lambert as the striker played the whole game during Liverpool 2-1 Premier League win over Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

Apart from Lambert, Chelsea are also reportedly keeping an eye on Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor, who is expected to leave the Spurs this summer.

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