Chelsea could make a renewed bid for Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries after their initial proposal was rejected.
The Netherlands star has been on the Blues radar over the past year and they are ready to prise him away before the end of January.
Their initial bid of around £31 million was snubbed but the club are now ready to hold a fresh round of talks with the Nerazzurri.
The Serie A giants currently want £50 million for the 26-year-old, but the Blues are hopeful of signing him for a lesser figure.
Reece James is back in full training after a minor knee injury setback, but the right-back may not return to action for another week.
The Blues’ hierarchy are wary of him getting injured again and want to reduce his playing time by bringing in Dumfries.
The Dutchman has the dream of playing in the Premier League and personal terms could be a formality if the fee is agreed.