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Chelsea Favourites To Land Powerful African Striker?

By on November 9, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Chelsea are linked with Wilfried Bony.

Wilfred Bony

European champions Chelsea are favourites to land highly-rated Vitesse Arnham striker Wilfried Bony, according to the Metro.

The 23-year-old Ivorian has been labelled as the ‘new Didier Drogba’ due to his physical style of play and has scored an impressive 27 goals in just 46 games for the Dutch outfit since making the move from Sparta Prague in 2011.

This form has attracted interest from several clubs throughout Europe and Bony has been linked with a big-money move this January, with the Metro claiming the Blues are heading the queue of interested parties.

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is desperate to add another striker to his squad when the transfer window re-opens in January, with Fernando Torres struggling for form and doubts continue over the long-term future of Daniel Sturridge.

The Metro’s report linking Chelsea with Bony come’s just days after Blues defender Tomas Kalas – who’s on loan at Vitesse – claimed his parent club needed a player with Bony’s qualities:

‘Chelsea need a player like him [Bony] at the moment,’

‘Torres is always moving and works hard, but he is not strong enough to lead the line.

‘I’m sorry for Torres, but that’s my personal opinion.’

Kalas in quoted as saying in the Daily Mail.

Is this a coincidence? Chelsea are now regarded as favourites to sign a player, whom they have not been strongly linked with in the past, just days after he was recommended to them? Hmmmm…

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Chelsea may hold an interest in Bony, but i think the Metro are going a little overboard to say they are now ‘favourites’ to sign him in January. A striker is almost certain to move to Stamford Bridge in the winter, will it be Bony? Only time will tell, but i wouldn’t be rushing out to place a bet on it.

Who would Chelsea fans like to see signed in January? Get involved in the comments section.

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39 Comments

  1. Ekolgbe,Anthony

    November 10, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Falcao is an ideal striker for chelsea but 4 d excelence performanc of Bony scoring 27goals out of 46 matches ,i really think Chelsea suld go 4 Him he can replace Drogba as an Afrivan Buldosa dat can buldos all d defenders to make a GOAL. I am strongly in support of his move.

  2. Charles

    November 10, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Cfc,shud nt base on Big names plyer, re al gud,bt it do flop,tak a look@ tores,he was on his tip whn we sign him cos of wt he dos in livapol,bt now,wts his fait?he dnt trust in himslf anymore,so my litl advice is rdm wit his scoutin team try scout a gud striker how hunger 4 goals wit his boot legs dt put dfenders under tensions lik DD,lik ds guy bony,ya he has scor goals,has almost DD struture& ways of ply,rdm caputur his signatur,wit falcol,includin lukaku dn tores tak his lession frm d bench or if posbl loan hin out,bt 4 d game agnst livapol,rdm start wit out top 9,tores shud com in as a sub,cos his gud @ dt,watch it, rather start it witout him,&anotha ting dt u rdm do wrongly is dt, afta scoutin a plyer dt u no dt it fit wt u wnt,u drup it,once u d boss c it,captur him,stop beatin round d buse,priz him,captur him,cos u no dt we dnt v cf,dn finaliz it wit dt of falcol&bony.

  3. williams

    November 10, 2012 at 9:07 am

    This era is de best in recent yrs. Big Ŋame with big salary nd price tag rarely deliver lately. With the creative minds that we possesses now, any average striker will make it big. Torres has bluntly decided not put in de ball in the very right place, reason best known to him. A striker in the region of Lewandoski will do. I don’t really know about this bony, but he’s a real African. Nd U know what dem boys from Africa are capable of.

  4. Makelo.

    November 10, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Some times,it does feel like,journalist have adapted new strategies of mocking chelsea…Evry chelsea fan knw this bony of a lad is going no where near stamford brigde,so i wonder the source of this news….Chelsea at d moment need a prolific striker and you can agree with me that dutch league is not the place to get that…If you mention falcao,huntelar or lewandowski i might be intrestd not some young lad playin in a petty league.

    • Dave

      November 10, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      RVP was from the league.

  5. olayode mojeed

    November 10, 2012 at 10:28 am

    if we fail to sign Falcao, i will prefer a strong African playe bt for Bony i have watched him play once he will be a very good player for us if we sign him.

  6. BLueMarshall

    November 10, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Yea a strong and energitic lad like Bony with his impressive record will do to replace out of favour and dissapointing Torres.

  7. Elgaza

    November 11, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I dnt knw much abt d bony bt if he can step in d shoes of drogba,why not.

  8. DaBolt

    November 11, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Of course Chelsea could be favourites to sign him… They have a great relationship with vitesse and vitesse needs to make up for disappointingly doing business with Man U

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