Chelsea could launch a surprise move for Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema in January according to reports in Portugal.

The Frenchman was the subject of interest from Arsenal in the summer but a move didn't materialise.

The Blues brought in Samuel Eto'o in the summer but has had to rotate him Demba Ba and Fernando Torres this season.

And a report in Portuguese paper A Bola suggests Mourinho will make a concerted effort to land him.

Benzema has failed to score in his last five La Liga fixtures.