Chelsea close in on another striker – report

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Ok, it’s not always gospel truth when it comes from The Daily Star but we have put it in the ‘just about newsworthy on a slow day’ category.

The cheeky tabloid today reports that a deal for 25 year old Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas is in the offing after an £8.5 million bid was made by Chelsea last night.

After signing Demba Ba last week, we do think that a megadeal for Radamel Falcao is now unlikely, so Chelsea may well turn their attentions to the mid range market in order to add numbers up front in the short term.

Aspas was the main man in Celta’s promotion last season, scoring 23 goals along the way. This season the Spaniard has 8 in 18 for club. He’s only 5ft9in but is quick and technically adept. With Chelsea looking blinding one week and abysmal the next it would be no surprise to anyone if The Blues were busy in this transfer window.

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