According to the rumored transfer reports ahead of the January transfer window, London club Chelsea are looking forward to a swap deal with Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid that will see their legendary striker Ivorian Didier Drogba leave Stamford Bridge and the entry of prolific Argentinean Gonzalo Higuain.

The Ivory Coast striker, who has enjoyed a brilliant stint with Chelsea and tagged as one of the best finishers of the game, will be out of contract next summer and, reportedly, hasn't pledged his future services to the west London club.

With the entry of Spaniard Fernando Torres and Belgian Romelu Lukaku, Drogba will know that the club is not dependent on him anymore and it will be tougher than usual to break into the first-team. Maybe, it is the right time for him to move forward with life and seek to play in a different part of Europe with better prospects of getting chosen.

Chelsea owner, according to reports, has targeted Higuain, 23, as the man he wants to lead the Blues attack and is ready to spend out of the box for the player who signed a new deal with the Spanish giants last summer which keeps him at the Bernabeu until 2016.

Chelsea, previously, spent £50m on Fernando Torres, according to a TalkSport report.

Drogba has enjoyed a prolific stay at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea, whom he joined in 2004 from Ligue 1 side Marseille for £24 million. Drogba scored in his third game for the club with a header against Crystal Palace, and led Chelsea to their first Premiership title in 50 years.

The Ivorian has made 209 appearances for the Blues and has managed to score 96 times.