Chelsea have reportedly been told they can sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January.
The Gabon international has had a season shrouded in controversy and was most recently sent off as the German giants let a 4-0 lead slip against Schalke.
And the Mirror are reporting that that has led to a breakdown in the relationship with the club running out of patience with the player.
Chelsea are said to be among a number of clubs who have been informed that he will be on the market in the winter window.
And despite his problems with Dortmund, the Blues could be tempted with a bid if Dortmund are willing to negotiate.
Aubameyang has netted 17 goals in 19 games this season and Antonio Conte knows he needs to add some firepower to his squad.
Alvaro Morata has netted nine times for the Blues since joining in the summer but the rest of the squad are failing to help out in front of goal.
Aubameyang’s problems at the Bundesliga club started earlier this season when he was suspended for disciplinary reasons.
His team-mates are reportedly angry with his time-keeping and taking part in an unauthorised video shoot.
And Dortmund now look like they may cash in on him after he was dismissed against Schalke, who then went on to score four times to steal a point.