April 10, 2024

Chelsea is preparing a shocking January transfer window move for an Aston Villa striker.

The Blues barely defeated Fulham this past weekend to extend their winning streak in the Premier League to three games, but they still have issues up top.

After losing to Middlesbrough 1-0 in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final, Mauricio Pochettino’s team has struggled to identify a reliable goal source all season.

Christopher Nkunku, the summer signing from Senegal, is still dealing with injuries while Nicolas Jackson is participating for his country at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Frenchman will shortly resume training with the first team, but Chelsea is apparently eyeing a short-term loan to increase their offensive depth.

And according to sources that man may be Aston Villa’s Duran.

Due to Ollie Watkins’ form and consistency, the Colombian, who signed from Chicago Fire last season, has only scored two goals in the league thus far this season and has not yet been given a game start.

The Serie A team AC Milan has also expressed interest in the 20-year-old, but it is unlikely that he will leave Villa unless Unai Emery’s team has a replacement in place.

Victor Osimhen and Ivan Toney are two other players that Chelsea has been considering adding, although both would need a significant payment to close in January.

The 27-year-old is expected to fetch roughly £100 million from Brentford, while Chelsea will need to pay at least £112 million to activate Osimhen’s release clause in his new Napoli contract.

Pochettino earlier stated, “We are assessing the squad like always,” in response to a question regarding the team’s intentions to sign a striker in January.

But even if we have a variety of striker alternatives, we still need our second line attacking players to step up, score, and contribute to the team’s success in the standings.

 

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