Chelsea join Tottenham in two-way battle for £50m Nottingham Forest striker

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Chelsea eyeing Nottingham Forest striker Brennan Johnson as they look to add firepower to their attacking options.

Chelsea have identified Nottingham Forest striker Brennan Johnson as the man to lead their attack and get the goals that will lead them to success this season according to a report in the Guardian.

Nottingham Forest wanted £50m off Brentford when they launched a bid earlier in the summer and that price may have a few more zeroes attached now that Chelsea have come calling.

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This summer has been an unprecedented one for the Blues with the club selling and loaning out almost 20 players while breaking the British transfer record for Moises Caicedo.

They have also been linked with Romeo Lavia as well as having just agreed a deal with Newcastle United for the sale of Lewis Hall who was the club’s Academy Player of the Season. Eddie Howe’s side are said to be willing to pay around £30million for his service.

Mauricio Pochettino is aware he might be light on the attacking front with a bad injury to Christopher Nkunku leaving him with only Nicolas Jackson to try and get the goals that will ensure a great start to the campaign. Armando Broja is still at the club but he's not kicked a ball this year after his ACL injury.

Wales striker Brennan Johnson scored 16 goals in their Championship promotion campaign and bagged eight in the Premier League as their survived relegation.

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The 22-year-old is one of the fast-rising strikers in the Premier League and has caught the attention of the Chelsea board who are not afraid to spend the cash.

The Blues Board are also keeping an eye on balancing the books with Conor Gallagher, Trevoh Chalobah and Ian Maatsen all being put up for sale. Romelu Lukaku, Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson Odoi are also expected to leave the club having been left out of the team’s pre-season training and not given a jersey number for the season.

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