Roma’s intended January bid for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke could allow Chelsea to make a successful move for their long term target Mattia Destro.
The Italian club are very keen to bring Benteke to the club during the winter transfer window, but that deal is contingent on selling Destro to another club for a big price.
Chelsea are one of the sides who have been most keen on Destro in the past, and the highly rated striker is thought to be worth around £20 million.
While Destro does not play 90 minutes regularly for Rudi Garcia’s Roma, he has been granted opportunities to play.
The likes of Diego Costa and Loic Remy would be ahead of him in the pecking order at Chelsea, meaning that he would be unlikely to play regularly.
With Drogba set to retire at the end of the season, Jose Mourinho might be tempted into securing the 23 year old Destro as an alternative for the future, according to the Daily Express.