Chelsea want to sign West Ham striker Andy Carroll on loan to fix their goal-scoring drought according to multiple reports.
The Telegraph report that Chelsea are desperate for a striker after going three matches in a row without a goal. And Chelsea want Andy Carroll on loan for the remainder of the season.
The 29-year-old English striker has scored two goals from 12 appearances this season, but has only started three matches under new manager David Moyes, and is currently only seen as an impact player off the bench at West Ham.
While Antonio Conte’s side are the first Chelsea team ever to have three goalless draws in a row in all competitions. Alvaro morata has struggled lately after missing multiple clear-cut chances against Arsenal in their Premier League match while backup striker Michy Batshuayi has failed to impress.
Conte wanted a big target-man type striker last summer but missed out on Fernando Llorente as the board were unwilling to match his valuation and Spurs ultimately nipped him on deadline day.
Sevilla want to sign Michy Batshuayi on loan but Chelsea are waiting until they sign another backup striker.
Andy Carroll is reportedly on top of Chelsea’s three-man target list while Conte is also looking at Red Star Belgrade striker Richmond Boakye and Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke.
However, it’s not clear yet as to what exactly is in West Ham’s interest to loan out one of their best strikers to a London rival. West Ham have five strikers in their squad though so they may be open to letting one or two of them to go.
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