Chelsea Transfer Guide – Strikers: 4 Hitmen Linked With Blues Move

By on January 2, 2013

They took their time, but Chelsea have finally constructed a sharp turnaround in form after a relatively slow start in Rafa Benitez’ managerial reign. Still, 7 wins from 8 games is not much to shout about if The Blues are a full 11 points off the pace at the top of the table. However, the January transfer window is now in progress, so can ‘The Champions of Europe’ purchase the right players and mount a fresh title challenge? Read on for a guide to the strikers that could instantly fit Chelsea’s current setup and help them battle it out with the Manchester clubs for the league title.

With Daniel Sturridge set for a move to the red half of merseyside (source: Mirror), and Belgian starlet Romelu Lukaku stating he would like to finish his time on loan at West Brom, Chelsea are left with 1 recognised senior striker… Fernando Torres. Even with the unlikely circumstances which would see the Spaniard hitting form and ending up scoring 25 goals this season, The Blues would still have no cover should Torres become injured.

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This has clearly been recognised in the Chelsea camp which has reportedly lead Benitez to take a new interest in Newcastle United striker Demba Ba and Alvaro Negredo from Spanish club Sevilla.

On Sunday, Sky Sports sources reported that Demba Ba’s representatives had met with Chelsea’s, and that The Blues were in the driving seat to get the Senagal strikers signature, but on Monday it emerged the meeting held ended with a negative outcome. However this is probably not the end of talks between the two clubs, especially with Sky Sports claiming the player has a release clause in his contract of just £7million.

Double that, and you have the fee that Chelsea are said to be offering for Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo, according to the Daily Mail. The Spaniard would surely fit in at a Chelsea that has an increasingly strong Spanish influence.

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Talking of Spanish players, David Villa is apparently another option for Chelsea according to the Daily Mail. Sadly such a move seems unlikely as he would not replace Fernando Torres, and there is little room for him to fit into midfield with that position currently being fought after by Oscar, Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses.

There has been much talk surrounding a possible move for long term Chelsea target Radamel Falcao, with the Mirror reporting that Chelsea are confident they will land the £40m-rated striker. Falcao would certainly fit Chelsea’s system, a player with the Columbians talent would boost any squad, but it seems such a move looks unlikely for a January purchase. Chelsea will probably have to wait until the summer if they’re to sign the prolific hitman.

In the formation currently used by Benitez, there is really only room for one out-and-out striker. If Fernando Torres continues his recent form, any new strikers may struggle to get playing time. As a result, Chelsea may want to look for cheap, reliable options to use as backups rather than expensive players who’ll be expecting regular first-team football.

Chelsea need a striker the most in this transfer window and if they choose the right one anything up to and including the Premier League crown is possible.

Who do you think Chelsea should sign this month? Get involved in the comments section below.

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29 Comments

  1. LARGE

    January 2, 2013 at 11:40 am

    JACKSON MARTINEZ

  2. Egi

    January 2, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    In januery need to sing Ba, in summer falkao and i think chelsea need to chage formation from 4-2-3-1 to 4-4-2 like this. Chec/ azplicueta terry cahill cole/ Hazard(moses) oscar(lamp) luiz(mikel)mata Ba falkao

  3. Snaly-wonda

    January 2, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Demba ba, Alvaro negredo n falcao are players i need to see in squad

  4. Giga

    January 2, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    The best option for chelsea in my opinion is Cavani Higuain or falcao,any other striker might be a waste

  5. Chikago

    January 2, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Well chelsea needs a low price who can used his heart 2 play 4 a club many want 2 play but dia is knw chance 4 dem

  6. Giga

    January 2, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    The best option for chelsea in my opinion is Cavani Higuain or falcao

  7. Chikago

    January 2, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I like triker like: ba,negredo,suarez,cordozor ,villa .nd tarabt of qpr they can be of help

  8. Chikago

    January 2, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Hail almight falcao

  9. Damgbo Neele Lezor

    January 2, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    I’m of the opinion that if Chelsea want to contects strongly for the league, Falcoa or Cavani is the striker to sign.

  10. endro indonesia

    January 2, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    chelsea need striker the best.. in my opinion damio striker nationl brazil and pato

  11. Uchman

    January 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Instead of spending much money on Falcao, its better Chelsea go for both Bà and Negredo. They re cheap and can help the team real good.

  12. Uchman

    January 2, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Up Chelsea. We must work hard to win the league!

  13. David obot

    January 2, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    To ma own opinion, chelsea shuld go 4 demba ba.. Den wait till summer to sign falcao,, already Taison is on his way to chelsea.. I will b plsd if chelsea get dis guys.. Up blues!

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  15. martin kenya

    January 2, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Ba or cisse.dey r both strong n hard working.

  16. Fintan Bradley

    January 2, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Demba Ba has been given permission to talk to Chelsea after The Blues triggered his release clause…

  17. ISHOLA SHARAFA ADENIYI

    January 2, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Demba will be a good for chelseafc,because his style of play will soot Rafa Benitez style of play and will ginger up torres from its slumber

  18. sambo

    January 2, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Demba ba…..u re welcum…..

  19. kayode

    January 2, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Why don’t we buy a cheap and decent strikers than going up to £50m to sign a striker demba ba and taison or negredo are good for chelsea remember the financial fair play rule..

  20. kayode

    January 2, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Why don’t we buy cheap and decent strikers than going up to £50m to sign a striker demba ba and taison or negredo are good for chelsea remember the financial fair play rule..

  21. Livingstone

    January 2, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Up Blues…please get me Ba and Cavani then in the summer Falcao

    • prince

      January 2, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      It would fine,if chelsea sign Ba,falco,Fillani,walcot,willian, sign another contract for Cole and marin shouldn’t loan out.

  22. Neo Robertson

    January 2, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Ba, Taison and Williams along Hazard, Oscar, Lampard, Mata and Torres will be dramma in footfall history

  23. wale copper

    January 3, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Mr. Abramovic need 2 buy some like ( falcao, ba, willince, taison, felani, & best keeper. Am nt like result again QPR, benitex can nt leed chelsea 2 promise land.

  24. Coco master

    January 3, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Willian,Bale,Jesus Navas,M.Gomez,Benzema,Villa,Defoe,Taarabt are xo good for us.

  25. Coco master

    January 3, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Willian,Bale,Jesus Navas,Suarez,M.Gomez,Benzema,Villa,Defoe,Taarabt are xo good for us.

  26. zezo jon

    January 3, 2013 at 7:53 am

    chelsea really need a striker falcao to lead us to where were going pls,tanx 4 understanding

  27. jamie

    January 3, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Falcao.too.expensive negredo villa or ba

  28. sam

    January 4, 2013 at 3:47 am

    chelsea shoud look for neymar or lucas not for falcao

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