Chelsea could make a move to sign Anel Ahmedhodzic from Malmo when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year.
The Blues were the busiest team in Europe earlier this summer where they spent more than £220m to sign seven players.
At the start of the season, the Blues were vulnerable at the back, but the record has recently improved with four straight clean sheets.
Still, Frank Lampard is eyeing further reinforcement and Expressen claims that Ahmedhodzic is on the radar of the west London giants.
The 21-year-old, who was formerly with Nottingham Forest, is said to be valued at an affordable sum of around £7.2m.
The Blues are likely to make a January move for the Bosnia & Herzegovina international, who has turned out 39 times for Malmo.
Aside from a centre-back, the club could pursue a defensive midfielder and Borussia Monchengladbach’s Denis Zakaria has been linked.