Chelsea enter race for Leicester star taking Premier League by storm

Chelsea are weighing up a bid for Leicester City sensation Riyad Mahrez in January, according to the Metro.

The Blues are understood to be monitoring his situation, after excelling in the early stages of this season with some fantastic performances.

He has scored seven times and registered four assists under Claudio Ranieri as the Foxes sit third in the league.

Manager Jose Mourinho is thought to be considering making a move for the 24-year old in an effort to reignite their stuttering campaign.

The defending champions are a lowly 16th in the table, losing seven of their opening twelve games after winning the title at a canter last term.

Manchester United have also been linked with a move for Mahrez, who has established himself as one of the most exciting names in the Premier League this season.

Stamford Bridge star Eden Hazard has been linked with a move away, along with Diego Costa, and Mourinho could be about to have a reshuffle of his attacking options.