Chelsea are reportedly weighing up a move for Bosnia and Herzegovina international striker Edin Dzeko, according to the Daily Star.
The defending Premier League champions, who visit newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday (12:30), have been linked with the AS Roma forward before the close of the January transfer window.
The 31-year-old, who has 89 international caps for his country, has scored 12 goals and provided four assists in 26 appearances in all competitions for the Serie A outfit so far this season.
Dzeko, who initially joined Roma on loan from Manchester City back in August 2015, before a permanent transfer was struck, has netted an impressive 61 times in 116 games overall for the Italian club.
The report suggests The Blues are considering a bid for the ex-City centre forward, who lifted two Premier League titles at the Etihad Stadium in 2012 and 2014, although Roma are thought to be holding out for £57m for the Bosnian’s services this month.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte could be willing to offer out-of-favour striker Michy Batshuayi on loan as part of the deal.