Chelsea Transfer News: Blues Submit £8.5m Bid For Spanish Striker

By on January 14, 2013

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, are Chelsea set to secure their second signing of the transfer window?

Chelsea have submitted an £8.5 million offer for Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas, according to the Daily Star.

The Spanish forward scored 23 goals last season to help Celta gain promotion back to the top flight and has continued that impressive form this campaign, scoring 8 goals in 18 appearances so far in La Liga.

The Star claims the European champions tabled an £8.5m bid for Aspas on Sunday night as they try and secure his signature before the transfer window closes at the end of the month, but it’s understood they may be willing to allow the 25-year-old to stay with Celta for the rest of the season before bringing him to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Aspas has been something of a late bloomer in the game and has only really made the breakthrough in the last 18 months having been with Celta Vigo his entire senior career since joining the club in 2006.

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Despite his lack of reputation, the Star suggest Chelsea are willing to take a risk on him and senior officials at the Spanish outfit are believed to be meeting today to discuss the Blues offer.

The Mirror also report that Chelsea are interested in the Spanish striker but claim Reading may be set to rival the west Londoners to his signature. If the Blues complete the deal, Aspas will become Chelsea’s second signing following the arrival of Demba Ba from Newcastle.

Would Chelsea fans like to see Aspas come to the club? Get involved in the comments section below.

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45 Comments

  1. bamiduro oluwaseyi

    January 14, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    chelsea should give BA chance and forget signing any sriker

    • abdullah

      January 14, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      That’s silly, what if demba BA gets injured? We cannot rely on torres again! We need this striker and prefrebly another one, iago aspas is a great player, not sure if his play matches the premiere league

  2. Amoszico

    January 14, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    It good

  3. Pius john

    January 14, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Chelsea pls sign him,he is really a good player,moreover,the price of his calibre is immense,so we cant rely on the goal shy torres,cos he is not consistent in hard games.

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  5. Tony

    January 14, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I think we should sign him he might be usful than torres

  6. mike

    January 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    why not bring back lukaku from WBA dat guy is playin well at west brom he hav 8goals in d league so far ne he is coming frm bench 2 score dose goals

  7. bejur

    January 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    no room for torres in chelsea buy him immediately.torres must go.shame on the club owner on useless spendings

  8. Kola

    January 14, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Pls buy him

  9. GODDEX

    January 14, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    He’S not had the experience to play in our club..
    up bluez

  10. bigsulenty

    January 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I think we should go for him or we try to get Negredo this are cheap strikers that can give us more goals…

  11. Ajibola

    January 14, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Please buy the guy.but do not insult torres because he was among those that won champions league for blues.so dont put the blame on him

  12. Coco master

    January 14, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Negredo is foulish,Iago Aspas is just like Torres!lets buy Benzema or Suarez or Defoe Mario Gomez or Kiesling or Cavanni or Falcao or Elshaaway and Willian or Adel Taarabt!

  13. Babatunde tunde

    January 14, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Pls buy him

  14. Benson

    January 14, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Tores should just flee 2 spain back,cause he wont play for chelsea after the transfer window

  15. @jboy.com

    January 14, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    i tink it is not necessary since we av lukaku we should bring back lukaku instead of wasting money

  16. Akin

    January 14, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    chelsea should sign him up.

  17. Jman.com

    January 14, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Let lukaku should cum back

  18. Dennis

    January 14, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    It will be a nice signing.

  19. Kelly

    January 14, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I think we should sign him we can not rely on two striker .

  20. moses

    January 14, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    i think aspas is a good player and i will so much excited to see him at chelsea

  21. moses asante

    January 14, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    i dont think torres is the right man we need at chelsea cos he is so lazy and does not position himself well,so signing aspas is a perfect decision,but we need falcao and willian.

  22. Lucky

    January 14, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    It think some of u guys does not know how to talk on net. How could you open ur mouth to insult the management ehh. It is aitime we stop paying huge amount of money on players. For example Michu of Swansea, bot for 2mpound and he is performing well. Must we continue spending money on big names, why can,t we develop our own talents. I think Abramovich is becoming wise now on spending too much money on players. Those mentioning Falcao and bulks of costly players should go and sit down. Am seeing Abramovich not making any more wrong investment again. Let learn how to use our academy like Piazon, Islam Feruz nd we still have certain lukaku on loan

  23. Sanusi nurudeen

    January 14, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    We have 2 buy aspass

  24. deefikzy

    January 14, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    I tink we need anoda nt wel knwn striker of his calibre to compet wit tores and ba.not forgetin we a nice both footed midfielda dat cn hold on to d ball and giv dat final pass,as wel as mk an atempt frm d midfield dat cud end up 2 b a rebounce if nt a goal,,like back in dayz of lampard

  25. David obot

    January 15, 2013 at 12:42 am

    I tink is high time chelsea shuld stop spendin.. Bring bak lukaku n kevin den start playin piazon.. We ave all wat we ar lukin 4 bt we cnt use dem.. If only pep will agree to manage dis club i tink all dis spending will stop.. Up blues!

  26. larrybobo

    January 15, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Pursuit torres he’s not fit our plan, bring on LUKAKU 4rm Westbrom Albion!

  27. Mourice

    January 15, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Sell torres and sign him he is good but we need falcao or neymar and modric or fellaine

  28. O'hena

    January 15, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Guys lukaku needz to grow up he is not yet ripe 4 chelsea.Iago will b a gud signing, as 4 Radamel i dont think he fancies a chelsea move, the only move i now crave 4 is willian.

  29. Ebih isreal

    January 15, 2013 at 4:11 am

    Let sign him and sell tores back to attletic madrid, and i will advice we bring back keven and cutist those guy re too gud to be left out

  30. samuel da'en

    January 15, 2013 at 6:45 am

    lago is a very exited striker. torres should go. up blues

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