The 32-year-old is free to enter talks with foreign clubs after entering the final six months of his Nerazzurri deal, and there is uncertainty surrounding a potential extension at San Siro.
With Ben Chilwell's ACL surgery rendering him unavailable for the rest of the season, Chelsea could swoop for a new left-sided player in January, despite recalling Kenedy from his loan spell at Flamengo.
According to The Mirror, Tuchel has earmarked Perisic as an ideal option, with the Chelsea boss impressed by the former Borussia Dortmund man's versatility, and Inter will let him leave for the right price.
Perisic has remained a key player under Simone Inzaghi this term, starting 18 Serie A games and registering four goals and an assist in league action.
The 111-cap Croatia international boasts a total of 49 goals and 42 assists from 230 games in Nerazzurri colours and has won one Serie A title, two Bundesliga crowns and the Champions League during his career. body check tags ::