Southampton are reportedly lining up a loan move for Petr Cech after losing Fraser Forster for the remainder of the season.
Forster damaged his patellar tendon in his side’s 2-0 win against Burnley on the 21st March – an injury which also ruled him out of taking up his role in the England squad in the last international break.
Southampton want to bring the Czech keeper in immediately on an emergency loan deal, but will pursue the keeper in the summer if they fail.
Saints manager Ronald Koeman is currently using the inexperienced Kelvin Davies as his number one but wants his goalkeeping options bolstered by Cech.
The 32-year-old shot stopper has been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool in recent weeks, so Southampton may have a battle on their hands to secure the keeper’s signature. Cech, who has made 492 appearances for the Blues since signing in 2004, has spent much of the 2014-15 season on the bench as manager Jose Mourinho has preferred Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois for most games this campaign.