Chelsea are weighing up a number of options as they look to find a replacement for the recently departed Didier Drogba, with Malaga striker Salomon Rondon the latest to be linked with the west London club.
The powerful striker moved to Spain in 2008 when he originally joined Las Palmas and was then snapped up by Malaga who paid a club record transfer fee of €3.5million.
Rondon scored 14 goals in his first season with Malaga and last season beat off competition from Ruud van Nistelrooy to once again finish the campaign as the clubs top scorer.
As well as impressing in La Liga, he has enjoyed a successful year with Venezuela where he has become a regular starter and since February last year has scored six goals, including one against Uruguay in a recent World Cup qualifier.
The Daily Mail has reported how Malaga have placed a £20million price tag on the striker and that Chelsea are contemplating making an offer as they look to bring another forward to the club.
Both Drogba and Salomon Kalou have now left Chelsea and the club are keen to bring in another option. They have been linked with Porto striker Hulk but he will cost close to £40million, while Rondon could be a cheaper option.
The 22-year-old was reportedly watched by Chelsea scouts at the weekend when he was in action in the 2-0 defeat against Chile.