Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is considering an approach for one of three strikers in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Telegraph journalist Matt Law.
The Italian is reportedly unhappy with forward Michy Batshuayi’s contribution in front of goal, and would like to strengthen his forward line so the Blues don’t have to rely on the Belgian international again if Alvaro Morata is injured.
Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke and Red Star Belgrade striker Richmond Boakye are the players said to be under consideration currently.
Ghanasoccernet reported last week that Conte had asked the club’s scouting team to watch Boakye in Red Star’s upcoming Europa League games against Arsenal, but the 24 year old is believed to be the least likely of the three to be signed.
Benteke was reportedly an alternative to Fernando Llorente in the summer but with the Spaniard having joined Tottenham instead, a move for Belgian may now be considered.
Vardy meanwhile would be the third Leicester player that Conte has looked to buy. During his short spell in charge, the Chelsea boss has already signed two team mates of Vardy’s in Danny Drinkwater and N’Golo Kante.