The Blues are considering a bid for Remy as a replacement for the injured Ivorian.
The joy fans enjoyed seeing Didier Drogba return to Chelsea this summer has turned sour after the striker suffered an ankle injury at the weekend.
During the pre-season friendly with Ferencvaros on Sunday the 36-year-old took a knock and was forced off the field.
Although the Blues are still yet to assess the severity of the problem an initial prognosis has suggested Drogba could be out of action for up to four months.
This would leave manager Jose Mourinho with only Fernando Torres and new £32m signing Diego Costa as options upfront and as a result the West Londoners have turned their attention to QPR striker Loic Remy, according to Goal.
The 27-year-old is known to have an £8m release clause at Lofus Road and almost completed a transfer to Liverpool this summer, before the deal collapsed after the France international failed his medical.
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have also shown interest in Remy, but although Hoops manager Harry Redknapp has previously admitted the forward was likely to be sold, he is happy to have him in his ranks.
The Frenchman joined the West London team from Olympique Marseille in January 2013, scoring six goals for the side before they were relegated back to the Championship that summer.
Remy then spent the 2013/14 season on-loan with Newcastle United where the attacker impressed and netted 14 times in the Premier League.