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Chelsea on the verge of completing 10m striker move as Graham Potter’s first signing

The Blues remain active in the market

Chelsea are on the verge of completing a deal for David Datro Fofana in what will become Graham Potter’s first signing in charge of the Blues.

The Molde striker, who is just 19-years-old, had previously been on the radar of Brighton, with an impressive 15 goals and 5 assists in 24 Norweigian top-flight outings in his most recent campaign.

And it appears as though the Blues have once more got the better of Brighton, with Todd Boehly and co. stumping up a fee in excess of 10m euros, as per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

It continues Chelsea’s recruitment drive for young talent, with the Blues having added young trio Carney Chukwuemeka, Omari Hutchinson and Cesare Casadei over the summer for a combined £30m.

They are also in talks to sign Armenian midfielder Arsen Zakharyan after a summer move fell through for the Zenit st Petersburg youngster.

Senior additions incoming

Fofana is not expected to be the final Chelsea addition this January, despite the club having also agreed a deal to sign forward Christopher Nkunku next summer from RB Leipzig.

Following the anterior cruciate ligament tear suffered by Armando Broja, the Blues are expected to be in the market for a short-term striker solution too, with current options Kai Havertz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang having managed just four Premier League goals between them to date this campaign.

The Stamford Bridge outfit have been linked with several star names, including free agent Cristiano Ronaldo, compatriot Joao Felix, Matheus Cunha and Barcelona forward Memphis Depay.

Having held an interest in Ronaldo in the summer despite Thomas Tuchel’s misgivings, Todd Boehly is once again thought to be keen on bringing the superstar to west London, though Graham Potter may ultimately overrule him.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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