Chelsea are reportedly determined to bring Bayern Munich defender David Alaba to the club during the January transfer window.
The 28-year-old has still not penned a new contract at the Allianz Arena, and as it stands, he will be available on a free transfer at the end of the 2020-21 campaign.
Alaba, if his situation remains unchanged, could enter into contract talks with foreign clubs at the start of 2021, and a number of teams are said to be interested in his services.
However, according to Bild, Chelsea want to sign him in January and hope that Bayern will be tempted to negotiate a mid-season deal with the Blues rather than risk losing him on a free transfer next summer.
The versatile defender has made 15 appearances for Bayern during the 2020-21 campaign, while he has represented the Champions League holders over 400 times in all competitions.