Chelsea identify £70 million striker to solve goal-scoring problem but face stiff competition from Juventus
Chelsea are looking at a striker they only let go in 2021 to solve their glaring goal scoring problem.
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Chelsea are exploring the buy-back option they have on Tammy Abraham according to The Athletic and could bring him back in the summer.
Abraham has continued his development into a prolific striker at AS Roma where he was instrumental in their Europa Conference League success last season.
He’s also been key in their surge in form that has them fifth on the league table and still alive in the Europa League.
Scoring goals has been Chelsea’s achilles’ heel under Graham Potter as they’ve only managed to find the back of the net seven times in 13 games since the World Cup.
They have also won just twice in their last 10 games with the win against Leeds United in the league easing the pressure on Graham Potter, that was only his second league win of the year.
Tammy Abrahm came through the Chelsea academy before leaving permanently in 2021 to join Jose Mourinho’s project at AS Roma.
LondonWorld.com understands that Christopher Nkunku is on his way to Stamford Bridge in the summer and with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set to leave the minute the season is over- bringing back Abrahm has been highly discussed.
Another striker who has been top of the shopping list is Napoli’s Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen but they also face competition from Manchester United who are reported to be monitoring him.
The arrival of Andrea Belotti to Roma has limited Abraham’s game time recently and Corriere dello Sport say Juventus are monitoring his situation and could tempt him in the summer.
Chelsea splashed almost £600 million on players since Todd Boehly and his consortium took over but the next stage is to bolster the attack and take the team to the next stage.
Against Leeds, they missed four clear cut chances and their nervy 1-0 win would have been a thrashing if they had players who could finish.