Chelsea are preparing a move for Juventus keeper Marco Storari to provide cover for the injured Petr Cech, according to The Mirror.
Blues boss Andre Villa-Boas is not convinced by current back-ups Hilario or Ross Turnbull and is scouring the market for a new shot-stopper.
He sent Chelsea scouts to watch Juve’s number two keeper in a reserve-team tournament over the weekend.
Storari has played 23 games for the Italian side when stepping in for the injured Gigi Buffon, having signed for Juve from AC Milan for £4million last June.
The 34-year-old has over 300 games behind him in Italian football and was part of his country’s 2006 World Cup squad, although he has never played for the national team.
Cech is out for a month having damaged ligaments in his knee.
Storari is being considered on a long-term deal, with the idea that he can step in and give Cech a breather from time to time once he recovers from injury.