Chelsea are ready to launch a bid for Olympique Lyon sensation Karim Benzema.

The People says in the space of a few months Benzema has established himself as probably the best young striker in the business and Chelsea plan to beat everyone to his signature.

It is an open secret that Didier Drogba wants out and Chelsea are convinced that Benzema can fill his boots.

Grant has already landed Benzema's French international teammate Nicolas Anelka for £15m and the pair could play together for club and country next season.