Chelsea are looking at the possibility of signing any of Gonzalo Higuain, Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku.
Incoming manager Antonio Conte appears resigned that Diego Costa would prefer to return to Spain but is eager to strengthen his attacking options regardless with Loic Remy to be sold and Radamel Falcao poised to return to Monaco, according to the Daily Mail.
Higuain has had a stand-out season at Napoli yet is hoping the Italians lower his £72million buyout clause ahead of the summer.
Real Madrid are ready to exercise their £23.6m buy-back option on Juventus striker Morata and sell him at a profit.
Everton’s Lukaku will cost £65m but he has the added bonus of counting as a homegrown player.
Manchester United will provide competition for the trio as will others among Europe’s elite but the pricetags will eventually limit the options.
Morata could prove the marginally cheaper option and Conte is keen to convince him of the move but Arsenal, United and Paris Saint-Germain are also in the mix.
It’s likely to be a summer of upheaval at Stamford Bridge, as Conte looks to turn the club’s fortunes around after their disappointing campaign.
The Italy boss will take charge after Euro 2016, where he hopes to give the Azzurri the perfect send-off in France.