Chelsea are keeping tabs on Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's situation at Schalke. The Dutchman is off contract in June and won't make a decision over a new deal with Schalke until the New Year.

Dutch sources say Blues owner Roman Abramovich views Huntelaar as an alternative to Atletico Madrid ace Radamel Falcao.

Interestingly, Chelsea transfers adviser, Piet de Visser, is a big fan of the former Real Madrid striker.