Chelsea are determined to sign a new striker earlier than the summer season transfer window closes on Thursday.
Although the Blues, who had been in action on Tuesday night, took an early lead in opposition to Southampton, the Saints pulled off an not likely comeback to steal all the points. After enduring a poor begin and prevailing just two of their first 5 matches, Thomas Tuchel’s side now sits eighth in the Premier League table – a long way off the place they wanted to be after spending over £150m on 5 new senior signings, which include bringing in Raheem Sterling from Manchester City.
However, recognising their need for a new centre forward after permitting Romelu Lukaku to re-join Inter Milan and selling Timo Werner again to RB Leipzig beforehand in the window, new owner Todd Boehly is believed to be tough at work attempting to lure former Arsenal talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lower back to London.
Failure to attain an agreement with Barcelona for the Gabonese striker would be disastrous for the Premier League giants though, however in accordance to journalist Ben Jacobs, the Blues could be supplied every other top-tier attacker before the window closes later this week.
“It wouldn’t remotely surprise me, must Aubameyang no longer arrive, if Jorge Mendes makes one ultimate try to get Chelsea to signal Cristiano Ronaldo,” Jacob told Talk Chelsea’s Simon Phillips. “Thomas Tuchel’s function hasn’t changed, however Chelsea’s attack hasn’t but been as free-scoring or fluid as he would have hoped.
A mortgage move for Ronaldo would add instant goals. He would also arguably be a better healthy in Tuchel’s system than below Erik ten Hag. “But it’s nonetheless a long shot due to the fact Chelsea’s American owners, however formidable (and intrigued through Ronaldo), won’t force any player on Tuchel.” Where do you assume Ronaldo will play next season?
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