The Daily Mail says Chelsea will intensify their pursuit of the World Player of the Year after the forward was made the club's top target during the new manager's talks with chief executive Peter Kenyon last week.

Chelsea are prepared to offer Didier Drogba and Andriy Shevchenko in part exchange, but money will be no object this summer. The club are determined to make three 'mind-blowing' signings.

Scolari approved the approaches during his meeting with Kenyon but the future of others will not be clear until he takes up the manager's post on July 1.