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Five professional goal scorers were offered, Chelsea are considering signing a short-term striker

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HITC Football has learned that Chelsea is thinking about adding a striker as a temporary fix for their current injury issues.

Victor Osimhen is still Chelsea s top target, as HITC Football disclosed earlier this week. But a deal is not going to happen this month. The forward for Napoli, who signed a new contract with the Italian team a few months ago, would cost more than £100 million.

In spite of this, Mauricio Pochettino’s team is eager to evaluate the striker market. And determine which short-term targets they can sign. According to sources, the London team has received offers for a few names.

Blues wants to sign a striker immediately

Christopher Nkunku has had severe injury issues. He had initially consented to a transfer to Chelsea a year ago and signed with the London team this summer after leaving RB Leipzig.

Nicolas Jackson, a forward from Villarreal, was another addition to Chelsea’s forward line this summer. However, Jackson, a Senegalese striker, has not been very consistent, and his seven Premier League goals have not convinced the Blues management.

In light of this, sources have confirmed that a new forward will now be targeted in the short term. It is now known that representatives from Chelsea have discussed potential options with middlemen.

Chelsea offered strikers

Serhou Guirassy, a forward for VFB Stuttgart, is a player that Chelsea likes. But HITC Football is aware that the forward’s involvement in the Africa Cup of Nations may jeopardize any real pursuit of the Guinean striker.

Sources also claim that they have received offers this month from a number of players. Including Paulinho of Atletico Mineiro, Kevin Denkey of Cercle Brugge. Vangelis Pavlidis of FC Twente, and Mateo Cassierra of Zenit St Petersburg.

Another striker Chelsea have considered is Santiago Gimenez of Feyenoord. Who has scored 18 goals in the Eredivisie this season. However, sources have confirmed that the London club is unable to pay £50 million or more for the Mexican, particularly in January.

The Blues should have won more games than they did. But their subpar finishing has contributed to their current situation in the division. Despite having scored 34 goals, they are in 10th place in the Premier League.

Some of these issues might be resolved by bringing in a new striker, But Jackson’s confidence in the Chelsea starting lineup would undoubtedly decline.

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