Chelsea is on the search for a new striker as they look to fortify that department of their squad for the short-term as well as the foreseeable future.
And as a result, they continue to be linked to a number of different potential forwards, some youngsters considered for the future, and some viewed as a stopgap, to ameliorate the effects of the injury suffered by Armando Broja.
There is a potential for a new striker to arrive at the club in the winter transfer window next month. One who could probably fit in between both of the aforementioned categories. One name that seems to be continually mooted is that of the young Germany and Dortmund forward Youssoufa Moukoko.
The Bundesliga player is stalling on his decision to sign a new deal with his club and will become a free agent in the summer, as things stand. But because of the striker situation at Stamford Bridge, with Broja out for a long spell on the sidelines, they might look to sign him for a fee in January now instead.
And according to journalist Ben Jacobs, Chelsea is leading the race for the 18-year-old’s signature, as he is a perfect fit for the system that they play. With Moukoko unwilling to put pen to paper on a new deal, Chelsea is ready to pounce.
He tells Give Me Sport: “Chelsea are the frontrunners at the moment and he fits their mould absolutely perfectly.
“I think that is why they’re very seriously entertaining that particular signing and we know from Moukoko’s agent that he hasn’t yet and isn’t close to signing a new deal at Dortmund.
If the blues were to manage to land the German, it will be considered as a relative coup because the Dortmund star is highly-regarded as one of the emerging talents who is tipped to make a splash in the game in the near future.