Chelsea are looking to significantly rejuvenate their attacking ranks this summer after failing to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
The Blues are widely reported to be preparing to offload Alvaro Morata just a year after his arrival on a club-record deal and have been linked with a number of potential replacements in the transfer market.
The Daily Mirror has now thrown an intriguing prospect into the mix by stating Chelsea are going head-to-head with London rivals Tottenham and West Ham for the services of Venezuela international Salomon Rondon.
Reportedly available for £16m due to a clause in his contract that has been activated following West Brom’s relegation to the Championship, the 28-year-old defender is hardly the top-class forward the club are crying out for but the pursuit does potentially provide an insight into the club’s plans.
Signing Rondon would suggest that Chelsea are also looking to offload Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi this summer, with Borussia Dortmund keen to sign their former loanee.