Chelsea are reportedly interested in making a move in January, followings reports of Inter Milan being willing listen to offers for their striker Mauro Icardi in the winter transfer window.
The Serie A giants were earlier keen to tie down the 21-year-old, who has been dubbed as the "new Ronaldo", to a new contract, but talks between the two parties broke down due to the Argentine reportedly demanding a significant increase in his current wages.
Due to this reason, Inter Milan, who are now covered at the front following the recent arrivals of Lukas Podolski and Xherdan Shaqiri from Arsenal and Bayern Munich respectively, are willing to cash in on their £30 million-rated striker, according to the Daily Express.
This new development has put the Blues on red alert as they are believed to be keen on landing the Icardi.
Despite Chelsea already having three strikers in their squad, manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly targeting the highly-rated striker as a replacement for Didier Drogba, who is expected to retire after the end of this season.
The Blues were earlier linked to Croatian striker Andrej Kramaric, but they were forced to look at alternative options after Leicester City beat them to his signature.
However, Chelsea will not be able to land Icardi that easily as Liverpool are also believed to be interested in the Argentine.
Meanwhile, Mourinho dismissed the idea of his side completing a domestic treble following the Blues' 1-1 draw against Liverpool in the first leg semifinal of the Capital One Cup.
Despite getting an early lead through a penalty from Eden Hazard, the West London side were pretty poor during the game as they were only able to get one attempt on goal. Liverpool, on the other hand, created 20 chances during the game.
However, Chelsea still have a good chance of reaching the final of the Capital One Cup as the second leg against Liverpool will be played at Stamford Bridge, where the Blues are unbeaten this season.
The Blues' hopes of winning the domestic treble are also very much alive as they are currently five points clear in the Premier League, and in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Still Mourinho feels that Chelsea will not be able to achieve this feat this season.
"No. It is too difficult," the Portuguese said, on being asked whether the Blues will be able to win the three domestic competitions this season.