José Mourinho has stated his intentions to go after a striker with ‘killer instinct’ after once again stating indirectly that he is unhappy with the current lot at his disposal.
Chelsea have been linked with the likes of Radamel Falcao, Diego Costa, and Mario Mandzukic. There have been rumours that Chelsea have already agreed a £40 million fee with Atletico Madrid for Costa and that the transfer would be announced after the Champions League final.
Mourinho has declined to reveal his transfer targets, but he says that such a striker will help score the much-needed opening goal. He said:
“Against the teams that are more defensive, more aggressive, more worried about trying to keep a clean sheet than really to play, we keep saying the same.
“We have good players, but we don’t have the kind of striker able to, in a short space, to make an action, to score a goal, to open the gate.
“In these kind of matches you just need to open the gate. When you open the gate, the gate is open and you go on to win much more. We weren’t able to do that.
“We have to try to win as a team, to improve as a team, but also add the attacking player with that killer instinct and the number of goals that push teams to different levels.
“It’s something our club is going to try (to do), respecting obviously that we have good strikers.”
The blues hit the bar twice against Norwich, while Eden Hazard also had a strong penalty claim turned down.
Demba Ba and Fernando Torres were on the pitch during the 0-0 draw with Norwich City, but the duo were vastly ineffective for most of the match.