Various reports across the British media are suggesting that Chelsea have turned their focus towards 25-year-old France international striker, Loic Remy. It is not the first time that Remy has been linked with Chelsea, after the blues attempted to make a last minute deal to sign him on transfer deadline day in the summer.
The attempt failed as time ran out and Chelsea have been forced to start their season with only Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge as recognised strikers. With Sturridge recently struggling with injuries it has been left for Spaniard Torres to play in every match so far, thus sparking concerns about the player burning out.
Athletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao has been the main target for Chelsea but with recent reports suggesting that Falcao is also wanted by a whole host of clubs including Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich may not be prepared to fight it out and pay over the odds for another forward.
With Manchester United also being linked with a move and City scouting Falcao in a recent match against Malaga, it seems that their could be a big money game of tug-o-war surrounding this transfer saga. Remy is said to be available for around £15 million, which is somewhat of a bargain compared to the £45 million plus price tag that is hovering over Falcao's head currently.
According to The Sun, Chelsea Boss Roberto Di Matteo sent scouts to watch Remy in their game against Paris Saint-Germain at the weekend and it is not the first time he has watched him this season. Remy has an impressive goal scoring record, getting a goal every other match last season for Marseille, ending on 20 goals in just 42 appearances. Tottenham and Liverpool were also rumoured to be interested in Remy, but have since dropped their pursuit.