Chelsea are reportedly considering Lyon striker Moussa Dembele as a striker recruit during the January transfer window.
Sky Sports News reported manager Frank Lampard sees similarities between the Frenchman and Blues legend Didier Drogba, and the club are understood to be in the market for attackers.
Chelsea were previously handed a two-window transfer suspension for signing underage players, but the ban was reduced in early December to allow them to register new players this winter.
Dembele, 23, has scored 10 goals in 25 total appearances this season, having netted 20 times in 46 outings last term. The former France under-21 international is one of numerous options being explored by Chelsea, though Lyon will likely fight to keep hold of their man.
Dembele joined Lyon from Celtic for £20 million in August 2018, and the club will be eager to make a profit on that sum if they’re to sell their star midway through the campaign.
Manager Rudi Garcia will be even more reluctant to sell Dembele considering he recently lost forward Memphis Depay for the remainder of the campaign following a knee injury.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is enjoying a breakout campaign at Stamford Bridge and has scored 12 times in the Premier League, but an upgrade on alternatives may be required.
Lampard has made little use of backups Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi this season, leaning heavily on Abraham to provide the spearhead in his forward line.