Chelsea wants to complete the deadline for a shock day move for a Watford player Abdullay Doucoure, claims Diary.
On Maurizio's side, Surrey injured 4-0 from Bournemouth on Wednesday night and the Italian again admitted he was struggling to motivate his players.
Chelsea encouraged their interest in signing a new midfielder after missing out on Leandro Paredes in Paris Saint-Germain, but now can make a dramatic last hour for Daucour.
The 26-year-old has already admitted this month that he wants to move to one of the biggest clubs in Europe and there have been suggestions that PSG could be moved to the Watford star.
The duke, who is currently recovering from the injury, has now appeared on Chelsea's radar, although this should be a huge attempt to persuade Watford to sell on the day of the deadline.
With less than 24 hours left in the winter transfer window, Watford did not have time to find a replacement and it could prove Chelsea had given up.
Since the beginning of last season, Doukou has won possession in the middle of the third more times than any other player in the Premier League (288).