Chelsea look to Jamie Vardy to solve striker issues
It’s no secret that Antonio Conte is looking for another striker to strengthen his options in attack, and according to reports Chelsea could look to Jamie Vardy as back-up to Alvaro Morata in the January transfer window.
Conte was frustrated with The Blue’s inability to sign Fernando Llorente as requested during the summer, and The Independent now say that he is interested in England and Leicester star Vardy as an alternative.
Morata recently returned from a few weeks out with a hamstring injury, with Michy Batshuayi deputising for the Premier League in his absence.
The Belgian is Chelsea’s only out and out striker other than Morata, but Conte is supposedly not convinced by him and has now set his sights on Vardy instead.
The 30 year-old shot to fame in Leicester’s historic title winning season back in 2015/16, scoring an unprecedented 24 goals to inspire the Foxes to Premier League glory.
Arsenal were supposedly close to securing his signature the following summer, but Vardy opted to stay loyal to the club where he made his name.
The league win feels a long time ago now, with Leicester languishing in the lower reaches of the table and recently having sacked manager Craig Shakespeare after a poor run of form.
Vardy will feel like this is his big chance to play at a top club, and also work his way back into the England set up ahead of the World Cup next summer. He was left out of their latest squad.
Former Foxes teammates Ngolo Kante and Danny Drinkwater have both made the move to Stamford Bridge, and for the right price there is every chance Vardy could follow in their footsteps in January.
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