Stamford Bridge side target Loftus Road enforcer.
Chelsea are said to be readying a bid for £10m rated QPR midfielder Stephane Mbia according to the Daily Express.
Such a move would be something of a surprise given that the Cameroon international has hardly set the world alight since his summer move to Loftus Road.
This source cites a lack of defensive midfield options in the Blues squad as reasoning behind a possible bid for the 26 year old former Marseille and Rennes enforcer.
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However Rafa Benitez can call upon John Obi Mikel as well as very capable tough tackling midfielders Ramires and Oriol Romeu and as such wouldn’t appear to urgently need to strengthen in this department.
QPR are eyeing up French international Yann M’Vila which would perhaps compromise Mbia’s spot in Harry Redknapp’s starting eleven but then one would have to question why a player who could be out of the Super Hoops first team would appeal to Chelsea?
Another West London side, Fulham, are also said to be keen on the experienced midfielder who moved to QPR on a two and a half year deal in the summer.