Didier Drogba is set to bid adieu to Chelsea for the second time in his career next month. Jose Mourinho has already started looking for his possible replacements and Man City striker Edin Dzeko has emerged as a surprise candidate to replace the Blues legend at Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourino believes that Chelsea have become over reliant on Diego Costa as Drogba is set to say good bye while Lloic Remy doesna t have enough quality to step in the shoes of the Spaniard in his absence.

The bosses at Stamford Bridge are looking for someone with an experience of playing in the Premier League, and who can ease off the pressure on Diego Costa.

Edin Dzeko, 29, signed for Man City in January 2011 in a deal worth 25 million pounds. The Bosnia and Herzegovina striker made a good start to his career at Etihad Stadium but failed to maintain the same consistency.

Man City have the likes of Kun Aguero, Wilfried Bony and Stevan Jovetic, who are ahead of Edin Dzeko in the pecking order. Man City management have planned a complete overhaul of their squad in July and they have no place in their future plans for Edin Dzeko.

The striker is well aware of this fact and is looking for a way out. Italian giants Inter Milan has emerged as the favorites for his signature but now, Chelsea have also entered the race.

Man City want 15 million euros from the sale of Edin Dzeko, but Chelsea are willing to shell out 10 millions for him and they believe that this much will prove enough to get their man.

Meanwhile, reports coming from England have also confirmed the entry of Chelsea in chase of Edin Dzeko.

Daily Mirror has claimed it today that Chelsea are planning a shock raid on Premier League title rivals Man City for Edin Dzeko.