Chelsea will still make two signings at last minute, they want £100m player
As the January transfer window approaches its conclusion, journalist Ben Jacobs sheds light on Chelsea’s lingering interest in securing two signings in the eleventh hour, providing a glimmer of hope for fans anticipating reinforcements.
Speaking to Simon Phillips’ Substack, Jacobs reveals that Chelsea is exploring the possibility of adding two forwards to their squad before the transfer window slams shut. The pressing need for a striker has been evident throughout the month, with Victor Osimhen emerging as the primary target, endorsed by manager Mauricio Pochettino. However, Osimhen’s availability only after the season raises concerns about addressing the issue promptly.
Current striking options Nicolas Jackson and Armando Broja have failed to make a convincing impact, and the latter, Broja, is reportedly on the sale list, attracting interest from several Premier League sides.
While the potential departure of Broja looms, Jacobs suggests that Chelsea has not ruled out the prospect of securing a striker this month. He hints at the consideration of several names for two potential striker signings, revealing, “I also wouldn’t rule out an approach for Brighton’s Evan Ferguson just yet. And I am told two forwards may arrive: one established and one younger. Leipzig’s Benjamin Sesko is still another possibility.”
Ferguson has long been on Chelsea’s radar, showcasing his skills regularly in the Premier League. However, the reported cost of around £100 million for his acquisition raises questions, especially when contemplating the option of investing in a more seasoned striker like Osimhen.
The intricate dance of negotiations and potential acquisitions underscores Chelsea’s relentless pursuit of reinforcing their squad in the final moments of the transfer window. The inclusion of both experienced and younger forwards in the considerations adds an element of anticipation for Chelsea supporters eagerly awaiting the club’s transfer dealings.