The Blues continue looking for a new forward despite reaching an agreement to sign Joao Felix.
Chelsea have reportedly contacted the representatives of Marcus Thuram over a possible switch from Borussia Monchengladbach.
Thuram is spending the final months of his contract at the Bundesliga side, preparing to leave the club as a free agent next summer.
A host of top European sides are keen to sign the Frenchman, with Bayern Munich hoping to keep him in the Bundesliga. The Bavarians, however, will face competition from Chelsea, who have seemingly joined the transfer race.
According to 90min, Chelsea are not keen to wait for Thuram’s transfer until the summer.
The Blues’ poor attacking form has convinced the Blues to look for an immediate solution. Gladbach, who have seen Thuram refuse their contract offers, could avoid a free departure by selling him this winter.
The France international, however, is reportedly in no hurry to join a new club. Waiting until the summer could attract interest from more clubs, possibly providing more lucrative offers for Thuram.
Another Bundesliga forward who’s close to running down his contract is Borussia Dortmund’s Youssoufa Moukoko.
The German starlet is another one of Chelsea’s transfer targets. However, a move for Moukoko is more complicated as it might force Chelsea to enter a bidding war with another elite side.
The few remaining weeks of the transfer window could be crucial for Chelsea’s hopes of salvaging their underwhelming campaign.
Following a disappointing FA Cup defeat against Manchester City, the Blues will return to Premier League to meet Fulham on Thursday.