According to various reports in the British press, Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has called Carlos Tevez in the hope of persuading him to join the west London based club.
The Daily Mail writes that the Italian tactician obtained the player's phone number from his former Argentina international team-mate, Hernan Crespo.
The Sun claims that while the 25-year-old forward was surprised to hear from the Blues chief, he was also pleased and impressed.
"Carlos was stunned to get the call from Ancelotti but also very pleased," the British tabloid quotes a source close to the player as saying.
"Ancelotti did a great job selling the move and Carlos was impressed."
Tevez, who was on holiday in Argentina following the recent South American World Cup qualifiers, was also called by Crespo as Ancelotti stepped up his efforts to sign the former Boca Juniors, Corinthians and West Ham United star.
The news comes a day after it was reported that the 5ft 6in striker had not ruled out the possibility of remaining with Manchester United, who are thought to have first option to purchase his economic rights before his loan deal expires at the end of June.
Ricky Brooks, Goal.com