Chelsea boss targets two former Real Madrid strikers to save season

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is targeting two former Real Madrid strikers to salvage something from his nightmare season, according to the Metro.

Both Gonzalo Higuain and Emmanuel Adebayor are thought to be under consideration by the Stamford Bridge chief as Diego Costa continues out of the team.

Supporting strikers Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao have done little to convince the increasingly under pressure tactician that they can step in and lead the line.

As a result, the 52-year old is believed to be chasing either of the pair he managed while in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Adebayor is perhaps a more realistic option due to the fact he is a free agent after leaving London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the start of this campaign.

The 31-year old is also experienced in the Premier League after previously plying his trade for Arsenal and Manchester City.

Higuain has been in wonderful form for Serie A title contenders Napoli, notching 14 times all season, just three less than the whole Blues squad have mustered so far.

It is understood that Mourinho is not keen on the shortlist proposed by the club’s technical director Michael Emenalo, which includes Jamie Vardy, Saido Berahino and Alex Teixeira.

Despite being Premier League champions, the Blues have lost all hope of even making the top four this season after eight losses already.

They currently sit just two points above the relegation zone heading into the Christmas period.