Chelsea have been offered the opportunity to sign Atletico Madrid forwards Joao Felix and Matheus Cunha in the January transfer window, as per the Evening Standard’s Nizaar Kinsella. The Blues are eager to sign a new striker after Armando Broja was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Chelsea Offered Chance to Sign Atletico Madrid Forward Duo
Chelsea’s Stance on Felix and Cunha Signing
The Blues have been given the offer to sign the two promising forwards from the La Liga side, but their response to that is still not confirmed. Kinsella adds that the London side will explore both short-term and long-term options in the winter transfer window as they aim to fix their issues in the centre-forward role.
One attractive aspect of a possible deal for Chelsea to sign Felix in the winter is that Atletico might be ready to issue a loan deal for him until the end of the season, after which Graham Potter’s side can buy him on a permanent basis. That would, though, include a hefty loan fee.
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When it comes to Cunha, Kinsella adds that Wolves and Leeds United are becoming concerned that the Premier League giants might hijack their deal for him. The Atletico forward is stalling on an interest in any other club as he hopes that the Blues will make a move for him.
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Potter doesn’t have too many options when it comes to natural centre-forwards in his side. With Broja now set to be out for a long time, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains the only recognised no.9 in the squad. Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz can both play in that position, but cannot be as effective as a natural striker.
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With just 17 goals in their first 14 Premier League games, the Blues are struggling with their finishing. They have reportedly sealed the signing of RB Leipzig winger Christopher Nkunku, but he won’t be joining before the summer. That’s why they’re gunning for a new forward in January, and either Felix or Cunha, both of whom are fantastic players, could be the perfect solution to their major problem.