London, Nov 10: Chelsea are ready to bid for Barcelona and Spain star striker David Villa during the January transfer window to boost their attacking options upfront.
Villa, 30, who has fallen out of place in Tito Vilanova's starting line-up for Alexis Sanchez and a reported bust-up with Lionel Messi after the 2-1 loss to Celtic in the UEFA Champions League, is an easy target for Roberto Di Matteo.
Chelsea have cooled down talks about the transfer of Radamel Falcao and the £46 million price tag for the Colombian is way too much while they can sign the former Valencia hitman on a bargain.
Moreover, Chelsea will be keen to partner Villa alongside Torres who have had a successful spell with the national side.
With Barcelona eyeing moves for Falcao and Brazil sensation Neymar, Villa is likely to continue his career elsewhere.
Since making the £30 million move from Valencia in 2010, Villa has scored 38 goals in 89 appearances and has won his first La Liga and UEFA champions League.