Chelsea in striker search crisis with Blues set to miss out on top two targets


Chelsea may have thought the darkest period of their transfer window is in the past after missing out on Romelu Lukaku, but the darkest days may just lie ahead.

With Antonio Conte, probably not playing his cards too well this summer with that text message he sent to Diego Costa of not wanting him anymore at the club, Chelsea have in dire need of a quality striker replacement.

Costa’s departure from Stamford Bridge is inevitable, as his live video on Instagram in an Atletico Madrid shirt will tell and the search for his successor has not been easy. Chelsea may have to dig deeper.

Top summer target, Lukaku was swooped by Manchester United right under the noses of Chelsea and now it appears Chelsea could miss out on two further targets.

Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Morata are both being chased by the Premier League champions with the Real Madrid forward the most wanted by Blues chiefs.

Conte is a huge admirer of the Spanish forward but recent development suggests Morata could be on his way to AC Milan. The Italian giants have invested big this summer and according to the Mail on Tuesday, he is edging closer to joining the five-time Champions League winners.

Chelsea were also linked to Aguero this week, after it appeared to Conte and his backroom staff that the Argentine striker may be willing to move due to Gabriel Jesus being the preferred choice at Manchester City now.

According to AS journalist, Manu Sainz, Pep Guardiola had given the green light for Aguero to join their domestic rivals but it seems that may not happen.

Chelsea will suffer another blow as City’s top hierarchy will block any move for Aguero as they believe he is still a vital part of the club.

Conte will be left with the options available currently in his squad. Michy Batshuayi and Loic Remy remain the only options now but he and the club want more.

Pierrre Emerick Aubameynag has been mentioned but Dortmund want more than the Blues want to pay at the moment.