Chelsea are ready to pounce and land Christian Benteke who has sensationally handed in a transfer request at Aston Villa tonight.
The Belgium international hit man would certainly put into doubt the future of Fernando Torres should Chelsea make Benteke their third acquisition of the summer following the signings of squad players Andre Schurrle and Marco van Ginkell.
Benteke, 22, would cost in the region of £15m but would fit the Chelsea profile of signing good quality younger players.
Chelsea have failed to land any of their top striking targets with Edison Cavani heading to PSG and Robert Lewandowski opting to remain at Borussia Dortmund for another season before signing for Bayern Munich the following year.
Wayne Rooney is firmly on Chelsea's radar but they the Blues may now sense that they have got to act to bring in more firepower, rather than wait for Rooney to hand in a transfer request, which will be the only way he will be allowed to leave Old Trafford.
Source: Chelsea MAD