Chelsea considering a shock loan move for Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke, according to the sources from Britain.
The defending Premier League champions are on the hunt for a target man as Conte prepares to bolster his offensive line for the second half of the season.
While summer signing Alvaro Morata enjoyed a strong start to the 2017/18 campaign, he has struggled in front of goal in recent weeks.
West Ham striker Andy Carroll has been strongly linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge Stadium to offer help to former Real Madrid forward.
However, the West Ham forward has suffered yet another injury this month and Chelsea might look elsewhere to strengthen their frontline.
And now, according to the Daily Mail, Antonio Conte’s side are preparing to turn their attention to the Eagles forward Cristian Benteke.
Like Morata, the Belgian has also suffered a torrid time for Roy Hodgson’s side.
Former Liverpool forward has only scored one goal this campaign in 17 games for Crystal Palace.
The Daily Mail claims that Antonio Conte’s side are eyeing a loan deal due to continuing doubts over Chelsea boss future beyond this campaign.
However, the report claim that the Eagles are not willing to allow Belgian forward to leave on a temporary basis.
The news may come as a relief to Chelsea supporters, who vented their anger on social media after 37-year-old Peter Crouch was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.
Crough has only recently signed a new deal for Stoke City.