Chelsea have never had a problem spending money, even when it is known that the new owner, Todd Boehly, has invested more than 1 billion euros since he took over the club in 2022.
Their approach to the transfer window has been quite interesting, signing big stars of world football, but also young talents from Europe and beyond. This large number of transferred footballers has influenced that many of them do not fit into a certain system or tactical structure.
A side who have scored eight goals in their last two Premier League games under normal conditions would be inside the top four in the table, so it’s somewhat strange that they are looking for a striker as the January transfer window looms. .
Chelsea are hoping to sign a ‘more complete’ striker to bolster their attack, having often lacked one this season. This news comes just a few months after the two-time European champions spent 30 million euros to bring Nicolas Jackson to Stamford Bridge from Villarreal.
Although he has scored seven goals in this new edition of the competition, the Senegalese has missed the finish on many occasions, making the club’s board aim to sign another striker.
Journalist Ben Jacobs has reported that the “London Blues” will move for a striker during January, only if he meets their demands. So first if it’s reasonably priced and if it suits their play style.
“I think Chelsea sources have always made it clear that they are not going to rush to sign a striker and that means it could happen in January, but if not, it will be done in the summer. This is partly due to the trust in Jackson and Armando Broja and partly due to the fact that they have not yet seen the impact of Christopher Nkunku”, said Jacobs.
“He’s likely to score goals and reach double figures. Jackson is developing on the right track, so perhaps Chelsea can wait until 2024 to see how their current squad develops,” he concluded.