Revealed: The three strikers Chelsea have on their January transfer shortlist

The Blues are already looking towards the transfer window

The January transfer window may still be months away, but that hasn’t stopped trigger-happy Chelsea from lining up their targets for mid-season additions, and they have identified three strikers to help them.

The Blues have struggled for goals this season so far, scoring just five in four Premier League games and with three of those coming in the same game, at home to promoted Luton Town.

Having scored just 38 goals across the entirety of the last Premier League season, it is an area that the Stamford Bridge side are desperate to fix.

Though they signed Nicolas Jackson for a fee of around £35m, it is thought that Chelsea are still in the market for attacking reinforcements, with Armando Broja yet to make his way back from an injury sustained almost 12 months ago.

To that end, GiveMeSport claim that they have identified three players to aid their goalscoring woes.

The first of those is Brentford striker Ivan Toney, who is currently banned until 2024 as a result of gambling code breaches but is expected to be able to leave in the winter window, with the Bees placing a price tag of around £80m on his head.

Also on their list is Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins, who has thrived under the management of Unai Emery and has become one of the Premier League’s most lethal goalscorers. Again, he could be available thanks to his contract being up in 2025, meaning that Villa risk losing him for free if they cannot tie him down to a fresh deal or sell him.

Finally, they remain keen on long term target Benjamin Sesko, who agreed a move to RB Leipzig this summer despite Chelsea’s best efforts 12 months ago, and who has already netted twice in two substitute appearances for his new side.

Likely to cost far more than Watkins, Sesko is another young star that Chelsea would be keen to get their hands on, but may not solve their immediate goalscoring problem in the same way as the Premier League pair.

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