Chelsea are reportedly thinking of making a move for Manchester City's Micah Richards when he becomes a free agent at the end of the season.
The 26-year-old, who is currently on loan at Serie A side Fiorentina, is out of contract at the Etihad this summer, making him free to sign pre-contractual agreements with other clubs.
It is believed that City boss Manuel Pellegrini is keen to offer the England right-back a new contract at the Etihad, but Richards is reportedly not interested in staying at City, having struggled to break into the first team under the Chilean.
Due to this reason Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who is understood to be an admirer of Richards, is considering a summer move for the right-back, according to the Guardian.
Although the Blues already have the likes of Branislav Ivanovic and Cesar Azpilicueta (capable of playing as a left-back as well) in the right-back position, the Portuguese is reportedly hoping to further bolster his defence with the addition of Richards.
However, the Blues will not be able to secure the signature of Richards that easily as Inter Milan and Liverpool are also interested in the right-back.
While Richard's former boss Roberto Mancini feels that the right-back will be a perfect fit to his new 4-3-1-2 system at Inter Milan, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is believed to be eyeing the 26-year-old as a replacement for Glen Johnson, who is expected to leave Anfield this summer.
Meanwhile, Chelsea striker Loic Remy feels that his side are still capable of winning the quadruple despite them not being in the best of forms of late.
Although the Blues are still at the top of the Premier League table, their lead over Manchester City has been cut down to zero points following their poor performances in the festive period that yielded a draw and a defeat against Southampton and Tottenham respectively.
The West London club were also not very impressive against Watford in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday as it took the second half arrivals of Diego Costa and Willian to guide the Blues to a 3-0 win over the Championship side.
Despite their below par performances of late, Remy says that the club is still aiming to win the Premier League, Capital One Cup, FA Cup and the Champions League respectively.
"It will be hard but we want to win every competition. That's where the mentality and quality of the squad can make the difference. Every player has to be ready,'' Remy told the Evening Standard. "The mood is really positive. We are still focused on all the targets."