West Ham's Andy Carroll was a previous target, however, he now faces another lengthy battle with injury.
The paper said that Carroll, 29, is wanted by the Stamford Bridge club owing to his height but Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke is also among the options being considered.
Crouch could well be tempted by the transfer, as The Telegraph add he was a boyhood Blues fan.
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The 28-year-old Spain worldwide has scored one goal and made six assists in 22 Premier League games for Chelsea so far this season.
But Chelsea's interest in the former Liverpool man is an odd one, considering he will turn 37 at the end of January and has not impressed in a struggling Stoke team.
The Spanish defender has developed into one of the Premier League's finest defenders since his move to Chelsea from Marseille in the summer of 2012.
A fee of £20 million is touted for the player who hasn't scored more than 10 Premier League goals in a single season since 2010-11.
The Potters are in the relegation zone-a point from safety-and Crouch has managed just four goals and two assists in all competitions this season.