The current signs from the hierarchy at Chelsea may have appeared to suggest that Fernando Torres would remain the only striker at the club. After losing Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou in the summer, Chelsea could and should have signed a new striker to act as the replacement for Torres in case the Spaniard is injured or needs rest.
Of course, Chelsea do have Daniel Sturridge, but it seems that the manager Roberto di Matteo does not favour him at all. Hence, the names like Andre Schurrle have been mentioned as potential signings for Chelsea. If many media reports are to be believed, Chelsea tried the level best to bring him on the transfer deadline day.
Despite missing such signings in the summer, Chelsea seem to be interested in bringing at least one striker in the January transfer window. The Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao will be the marquee name, while Marseille striker Loic Remy has become the latest transfer target.
Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao is undoubtedly one of the best strikers in the world now. Chelsea fans got a glimpse of what he could do in the 4-1 defeat we suffered in the UEFA Super cup. However, he could cost around £50 million, which is quite a lot of money for 26-year-old.
Atletico general manager Gil Marin said,
“€60 million for Falcao would solve all the economic problems at Atletico.
“I can say for sure, though, that he will stay with us until the end of the season. Not only will he stay, but so will all the players that the coach wants to stay.”
Marseille striker Loic Remy was only recently linked with Tottenham a few weeks ago. He could potentially cost around £15 million, which makes him the perfect backup for Fernando Torres. The 25-year-old is yet to get off the mark this season, but has scored 12 and 15 goals in the last two seasons.
Marquee name or not, Chelsea do need a striker in January irrespective of Torres’ form.