Chelsea are believed to be keen on making a fresh move for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.
The Blues had been heavily linked with a move for the Spaniard during the summer, with reports claiming that the Reds had even turned down a £25 million move for the World Cup winner.
But the 26-year-old reaffirmed his commitment to the club at the time, putting an end to any speculation concerning a move away from Merseyside.
However, the Reds have begun the season in a disastrous fashion, as they were eliminated from the League Cup by League Two strugglers Northampton Town.
Torres' form has also been brought into question as he has made seven appearances for the club this season, but has managed to score only one goal so far.
With the recent takeover saga having come to an end following Tom Hicks and George Gillett having to let go of their grip on the club, The Times claims that Chelsea are in line to test the resolve of the new top bosses by making a move for the hitman in January.
It is thought that Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti believes that the Anfield ace can forge a successful partnership with Didier Drogba before eventually going on to replace him at Stamford Bridge.