Chelsea are said to be preparing a January bid for Palermo star Franco Vazquez as they look to get out of their recent slump, according to Fichajes, as reported by the Metro.
The 26-year-old has caught the eye of the current Premier League champions after impressing so far in the Serie A this season.
Manager Jose Mourinho is under heavy pressure from owner Roman Abramovich to get his team back on track after already picking up six loses from their first 11 league matches.
The Italian outfits will surely be doing all they can to retain his services, but it is believed that the attacking midfielder is ready to secure a transfer away.
Palermo have already lost star forward Paulo Dybala to Juventus during the summer as they will not want to see yet another key player leave when the window reopens in January.
He has so far featured in all 11 matches for his side this term, scoring one goal while providing a further four assists.