CHELSEA are reportedly considering a move for Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy.
Antonio Conte is desperately trying to bolster his strikeforce before the end of this month’s transfer window.
Although big-money buy Alvaro Morata is already off the mark, the Blues still need to replace the outcasted Diego Costa – and the Mirror claim that person is Vardy.
The Premier League champions forked out £67million to Real Madrid for Morata.
But Conte wants another frontman to make up for the absence of last season’s top scorer Costa.
Vardy, 30, fits the profile for the type of forward Chelsea are looking for.
They believe they can get him a lower fee than someone younger in his position due to his age.
The England international made an explosive start to the new campaign as he netted twice in the Foxes opening day loss to Arsenal.
Whether they can persuade the 2016 title winners to allow their talisman remains to be seen.
Arsenal thought they had completed a deal to bring Vardy to the Emirates a year ago.
However, the striker rejected the chance to join Arsene Wenger’s outfit and penned a new deal at the King Power Stadium.
Meanwhile, Vardy is not the only Leicester star Chelsea are interested in.
They are hoping to complete a deal for midfielder Danny Drinkwater within the next week.