Chelsea are reportedly lining up moves for two strikers during the January transfer window, according to a report which was published by The Sun. As things stand, the Blues will not be allowed to make any signings during the January transfer window in lieu of their two-window transfer ban. They do however plan to appeal the ban and could be set to make signings if they do so to bolster their squad ahead of the second half of the season.
The club’s legal team reportedly believes that the Court of Arbitration for Sport will either suspend or possibly squash the second window transfer ban. The club are set to present new evidence in their defence for an appeal and they will also argue that Manchester City escaped punishment for a similar offence.
Who are the two strikers that the Blues may target?
The report stated that the two strikers whom the Blues will target are Timo Werner and Callum Wilson. They will also aim to replace Willian who has yet to agree to a new contract with the club and who could potentially be set for a January exit.
Both Werner and Wilson are capable players. Werner is a world-class talent and could be set to be the German national team’s number nine for many years to come. He is currently on the books of RB Leipzig and could be tempted to leave the Bundesliga club in order to boost his chances of winning major silverware.
While not a world-class player, Wilson has proven to be an apt performer in the Premier League. While not an ideal option to lead the line for Frank Lampard’s side, he will provide valuable competition and support for Tammy Abraham.
Should the Blues manage to sign either of the duo, it could potentially mean that the Blues may allow Olivier Giroud to leave them.