Di Matteo fancies Pole to fill troublesome right-back slot.
Chelsea are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund full-back Lukasz Piszczek after watching him impress for Poland at Euro 2012, reports talkSPORT.
Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo is desperate for reinforcements at right-back, with Paul Ferreira up for sale and his compatriot Jose Bosingwa having already been released.
The European Champions have been linked with Ajax star Gregory van der Wiel and a surprise move for Tottenham reject Vedran Corluka.
But Piszczek has emerged as Chelsea’s top target and a string of fine performances at Euro 2012 has convinced Di Matteo to crank-up his interest in the 27-year-old.
Dortmund reportedly value him at £15 million, with Chelsea unwilling to pay more than £6 million but the west Londoners are willing to throw in some sweeteners, including the possibility of Romelu Lukaku going the other way on a season-long loan.
Piszczek is contracted to Dortmund until June 2016 but would welcome a move to the Premier League. The German club may face an exodus of Polish players this summer, with Piszczek’s teammates and compatriots Robert Lewandowski and Jakub Blaszczykowski also set for moves to England.