Chelsea are weighing up a move for Borussia Dortmund full-back Łukasz Piszczek, after watching him impress for Poland at Euro 2012.
The Blues have made signing a new right-back a priority this summer, having put veteran defender Paulo Ferreira up for sale, and released compatriot Jose Bosingwa at the end of his contract.
Manager Roberto Di Matteo has already drawn up a short-list of potential replacements, including Ajax star Gregory van der Wiel and Manchester United youngster Rafael da Silva, but Dortmund flyer Piszczek is their top target.
The 27-year-old was watched several times last season for German league and cup winners Dortmund, and Chelsea scouts were also impressed with his form for Poland at Euro 2012, despite the co-hosts' early exit.
A move now appears to be on the cards, but the main issue between the clubs will be agreeing a fee, with Dortmund believed to value Piszczek at around £15million - a far cry from the £6million Chelsea want to pay.
The deal looks set to hinge on whether Chelsea decide to sweeten the pot, with reports in Germany suggesting Romelu Lukaku could move the other way on loan, paving the way for Piszczek and £8million to change hands.
He is currently contracted to Dortmund until June 2016.
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