Jose Mourinho has become buoyed by the news that Fabio Coentrao is set for a new deal with Real Madrid, possibly allowing him a free shot at Marcelo.
The blues, armed with a big budget, are looking to add a top-class left-back to the club as Ashley Cole is seemingly done at Stamford Bridge.
The Englishman is out on contract and although he is still rated as one of the games best, does not look like he will get the deal he wants.
And now the SportsDirectNews website believes Mourinho is keen to be reunited with Brazilian left-back Marcelo.
News of a new contract for Portuguese full-back Coentrao has filtered through Spanish press in the last couple of days and that has led to a prospective transfer offer from Chelsea for Marcelo.