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Chelsea are considering the prospect of making a £3 million move to acquire the services of Steven Pienaar from Everton, according to the Daily Mail.
The South Africa international's contract expires during the summer, and could leave the Merseyside club on a Bosman transfer.
It is thought that the Toffees would prefer to instead sell the player, since manager David Moyes has in the past conceded that he does not have the funds necessary to bring in a forward.
The Scot has been wanting to add to his front line due to the misfiring nature of his strike force, and has been forced to be without top scorer Tim Cahill due to the Asian Cup.
The London-based club are pondering over making a £3m bid for the former Borussia Dortmund man.
Goal.com UK previously revealed exclusively that Tottenham will make a £2m move to sign Pienaar during the current transfer window.