Although the club have been offered Juventus’ Serbian winger, Milos Krasic, Chelsea are keener on making a move for his international teammate, Dusan Tadic.
Reports have suggested that FC Groningen have rejected an undisclosed offer from Roma for the 23 year-old and the Blues are now looking to pounce on the opoortunity before the transfer window closes.
Andre Villas Boas is rumoured to be closing in on Belgian starlet, Kevin de Bruyne, but financial disputes are once again proving difficult to negotiate as they did in the summer.
As a result, the Portuguese boss may be tempted to move for Tadic who is valued at around £10m.
Tadic has made 18 league appearances for Groningen this season scoring three goals and making eight assists in the process.
The left winger has also made two appearances for the Serbian national side and will be hoping to add to that tally by stepping up to the bigger stage of the Premier League.
There are several players being linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge after the January departure of Nicolas Anelka and should Salamon Kalou, Florent Malouda and Didier Drogba all leave the club as suspected, funds and squad positions would be freed up for the arrival of Tadic.
Willian and Eden Hazard are two other wing targets for the Premier League giants but would each cost at least £25m, meaning Tadic could arrive this month as a cut-price alternative.