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Chelsea Favourites To Land Powerful African Striker?

European champions Chelsea are favourites to land highly-rated Vitesse Arnham striker Wilfried Bony, who has been strongly linked with a move this January.

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.

39 Comments

39 Comments

  1. mo

    November 9, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Bony will be amazing if when he comes to chelsea.

  2. Benneth ajah

    November 9, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I don’t no the straker that will wort bat i just need a hot straker to put chelsea thrugh for d leegu bcus i nee troph ,will are doing a good job and will desaver it will talentae plays and god bless us agin

  3. mykel

    November 9, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    chelsea need a quality striker, as we can all c torres had tried his best bt his best is nt enough for chelsea football club, we need a striker dat can make us see more frm mata, hazard, oscar, dis re talent, da re good. so chelsea go for falcao or cavanni or beta still lets see bony

  4. Arinze

    November 9, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Let the management act wisely.

  5. Nimi

    November 9, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    We need strong and double foot striker that is hungry of goal like Facao or cavan. Or if dere is any better striker that can met up to our expectation. Chelsea 4 life

  6. Nimi

    November 9, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    We need strong and double foot striker that is hungry of goals like Facao or cavan. Or if dere is any better striker that can met up to our expectation. Chelsea 4 life

  7. George Okeke

    November 10, 2012 at 12:13 am

    We need Naymer! Simple. If we cannot get him now, let us wait for him by bringing Falcao. Thanks

  8. Vin

    November 10, 2012 at 1:26 am

    All i kno is dat big name singnin will not do us anythin. If bonny is not costly, we may try him but falcao, he will flop…try me

  9. Doctor

    November 10, 2012 at 1:48 am

    We need only falcao jackson martinez and neymar pls 4get about torres and land us this three above strickers

  10. Destiny Ehi

    November 10, 2012 at 4:19 am

    Pls we just need only 2 or 3 striker to torres they sele sturage buy falco & bony & neymar that is ok 4 chelsea

  11. John

    November 10, 2012 at 4:22 am

    Let try this Bony I believe he will do us good.

  12. Akan

    November 10, 2012 at 4:31 am

    We need a high profile striker that can produce goals wit both foot,am i think falcao and cavani are such,but as for bony and jackson martinez these are unknown players.

  13. Akan

    November 10, 2012 at 4:33 am

    We need a high profile striker that can produce goals wit both foot,and i think falcao and cavani are such,but as for bony and jackson martinez these are unknown players.

  14. GATTISTE JEANZ

    November 10, 2012 at 4:36 am

    buy bony&nelson oliveira to back up torres

  15. Olajide Olalekan

    November 10, 2012 at 4:45 am

    I presume signing dis Ivorian strike (Wilfreid Bony)will do us good,bcos,he has scored 27 goals in 46 matches 4his club,dis is fantastic!BLUES TILL I SIEZE BREATHING!

  16. Onyii

    November 10, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Get me wilfried and jovetic and i’ll ok

  17. mcnumec

    November 10, 2012 at 5:15 am

    I’ve not seen this Bony but a couple of quality strikers out there like Robert Lewadowski, jovetic can do us some good if they are willing to join up in january. Torres hasn’t live up to his expectation, he is to score goals and whatever happens to my chelsea, i’ll hold him rensponsible

  18. Adamu abubakar

    November 10, 2012 at 5:15 am

    Bony wil b a vri good 4 chelsea,let’s 4get abt all dis costly strikers dey wun’t do us any good,take example of shavchenko,pizzaro,torress we just waist our money on dm 4 ntn,let us go 4 bony,blues 4 lyf.

  19. Adamu abubakar

    November 10, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Falcao is a good player but am afraid of hm flopin at chelsea bcz costly strikers found it difficult 2 cop wit chelsea fance pressure,my advice is dat we shuld go wit bony wilfreid nd recall lukaku in january,i bliv dat wil help.

  20. chinedu nwachukwu

    November 10, 2012 at 6:01 am

    We really don’t need another high profile striker, SHEVCHENKO was @ his best when we signed him, TORRES was on the decline when we signed him though his name was very hot! We didn’t notice. I personally like Falcao but i don’t want him at CHELSEA! This is because FALCAO has obviously given his best to FC PORTO & A.MADRID and we don’t need another striker that has nothing more to improve on. We need a double foot finisher, a striker that can help one of Hazard,Mata,Oscar win tha balon D’or at CHELSEA; this striker can be anybody but certainly Is neither TORRES nor FALCAO Chelsea must get it right this time like we did on Drogba.

  21. Damian

    November 10, 2012 at 6:09 am

    I don’t know but somtin in me is telling me that bunny will be great for like we know Africa stricker always strong and most cases play very well in EPL take a look at our legend DD, Ba,cisse all i pray and i want our scout to take look is the strength control of the ball and ability to use both leg so dat he can be scoring from any position. My mind is out of all dis big morning buy dat com an flop we are tire of other clubs using us as morning makin machine! go chelsea go u can not be stopped for the sky is blue posses all the good tin in football . Chelsea 4 life

  22. yungslem

    November 10, 2012 at 6:28 am

    wel.i Tink lewondowski and Andre schurle or better stil colombian pal secnd 2 falcao wil be better optn.

  23. yungslem

    November 10, 2012 at 6:44 am

    i wil realy prefer atype of lewondowski he is very effeciant quick,gud upper body strengh,knows how place him self between deffenders,he can hold up the ball upfront,very gud in the air with his head,very direct at goal post,gud foot works,above all clenical finisher.he wil realy complement mata,hazard and oscar.

  24. festus olaore

    November 10, 2012 at 7:05 am

    chelsea why i will wastin money on the big names footballers who will continue to flop,give us high tenson,disapointment, and disgrace on d pitch?since chelsea is working on d recruting d team i will humbly submit my advice dat will go for these young new coming players who are ready to sacrefice anything just to make themselfs known.god bless abramovic,god bless rdm,god bless all d players,fans and officals nd chelsea as a whole.

  25. Alains

    November 10, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Big name or not,we need a good striker to add up with Tores,finish

  26. Oloroto Benin

    November 10, 2012 at 7:16 am

    We need Falcao, please i want us to use him to falca Man U and Man city to hell.
    i think falcao is a player that every club will like to have in their front, Please Chelsea fc i need falcao more than any other player.

  27. Wheely

    November 10, 2012 at 7:27 am

    As for me we v to let bignames go.wat we nid is bony he wld wnt to dliva cos of gigantic passn wich runs in d blue beta stild mdfield is creative so lewandoski cn also fit in. neymar nd falcao ruled out comin.

  28. Jeancy liene

    November 10, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Bony is a good stricker according to the report that he scored 27goals in 46 app.but what of falcao who scored 14 goals in just 9 app? please get facao first although he cost expensive i’m sure that he can bring more.

  29. tunex

    November 10, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Will don’t need any other striker than bony and leandro. I am sure if will get them they will give us result rather than falcao,cavani,lewandoski,shurrle and co…. Let take a look at something didier drodga 4 instance he started when nobody knows him. So look at him now he now our legend. Up blues.

  30. Gen lew

    November 10, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Di matteo to know that one man can never make a forest, if him to sign striker, he should sign at least two striker, like falcao n bony, n torres should be sell in any amount inorder to land dis strikers.

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