The Sun is claiming that the Blues are keen on signing the 27-year-old defender and will make a move for the England worldwide in the wake of Chelsea's clash with Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday in the Premier League.
Spurs have relocated Wembley, where they played last season's home Champions League fixtures, while White Hart Lane is being redeveloped, a project which eventually see the north London club return to a new 61,559-capacity venue.
That's because the London derby is "deemed high-risk" by safety groups and the club have "not been permitted to put the remaining tickets on general sale and are able only to sell seats to supporters who registered on their website before 1 July".
The Times claims that the club have sold around 70,000 tickets, including 3,000 to away fans, but are unlikely to sell many more due to a number of limitations. Depending on ticket sales that game could now set a Premier League attendance record.
Paul Merson has predicted Tottenham to start life at Wembley with a draw as they prepare to host London rivals Chelsea.
Spurs won their opening game of the season but it's been a trying week for the club, who face Chelsea on Sunday in their first game at Wembley, their temporary home this season.
"It is standard practice for games of this nature to not go on general sale so that away fans do not buy tickets intended for home fans".