CHELSEA news is coming thick and fast this month as Antonio Conte eyes a new striker.
08.00: Chelsea are trying to sign Edin Dzeko from Roma, according to Sky Italia.
Antonio Conte is desperate for more options up and top and sees the former Manchester City man as an option to back up Alvaro Morata.
He was looking at Andy Carroll but an injury has ruled that one out and now Dzeko is on his radar.
The Blues are said to be willing to pay £44m for Dzeko and left-back Emerson Palmieri.
Chelsea are evening willing to send Michy Batshuayi out to Roma on loan as part of the deal.
07.45: Paul Merson has questioned why Chelsea haven’t considered making a move for Arsenal star Olivier Giroud yet.
Chelsea are looking for another striker and have been linked with Andy Carroll, Edin Dzeko and Peter Crouch.
But Merson thinks Giroud would be a better option.
“With Giroud, if I was Chelsea I’d be looking at Giroud if you’re looking at Carroll and Crouch,” Merson said on Sky Sports’ The Debate.
Crouch on the radar
07.30:Chelsea have made an enquiry for Stoke striker Peter Crouch.
Antonio Conte’s hunt for a striker has taken him to the 36-year-old.
Crouch, who has played for Liverpool, has 42 England caps.