Chelsea manager Frank Lampard ramped up his interest in Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to The Daily Mirror.
The Blues have identified the Serbian as their number one target next summer.
The Premier League giants are hoping their transfer ban will be lifted in the Court of Arbitration for Sport later this month to allow them to sign new players in the new year.
The report goes on to claim, Lampard is a big admirer of the 24-year-old midfielder and the Chelsea boss is hoping to lure the Lazio ace to Stamford Bridge.
The west London side were 2-0 winners against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon thanks to goals from Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic.
Chelsea are sitting in third place in the Premier League table.