Chelsea are reportedly lining up a mega bid for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.
Reports emanating from Spain suggest Chelsea are prepared to make Ramos the most expensive defender in history by tabling a 70 million euros bid for his services.
Chelsea are drawing up a list of targets for next season and Ramos is thought to be amongst their top priorities.
Ramos is regarded as one of the best young defenders in Europe and he became the became the third most expensive teenager in history when he moved to Real in 2005 from Sevilla for around £20million.
The 22-year-old, who can play at right-back and centre-back, could be seen as the answer to Chelsea's problems at right full-back with Michael Essien being forced to play there on occasion this season.
Ramos is thought to be considering his future at El Santiago Bernabeu after growing frustrated at the club's reluctance to offer him a new improved contract.
The all-action defender has a contract with Real until 2013, but is believed to be keen to sign a new lucrative deal to bring him in line with the top earners at the club.
Real are determined to keep hold of Ramos with the Spanish international an established member of Bernd Schuster's squad and only a record offer could tempt them into parting with one of their prized assets