Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke is wanted at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have turned their attentions to Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke after missing out on PSG-bound Edinson Cavani, reports Goal.com.
Cavani is closing in on a move to the Ligue 1 champions, with the Blues unwilling to meet Napoli’s £54.2m valuation of the Uruguayan international.
Belgium international Benteke scored 19 goals in 34 appearances in a stunning debut season in the Premier League.
The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to Tottenham and the north London outfit remain favourites to sign the £20m-rated former Genk star.
Chelsea are also keen on Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski but the Pole looks almost certain to remain at the club for a further season before joining Bayern Munich next summer.
It is understood Mourinho has identified a striker as one of the three positions he wants to strengthen this summer, with £50m flop Fernando Torres and January signing Demba Ba both likely to be sold.
Benteke’s Belgium international teammate Romelu Lukaku will be welcomed back to Stamford Bridge after a successful season on loan at West Brom but Mourinho regards the 20-year-old as a back-up, rather than a first team regular.