Report: Chelsea in smash and grab for electric forward? Jose being clever again?


Chelsea battle

Now this is one to get very excited about.

We assume that Chelsea will spend most of their remaining window time looking for strikers and, possibly, another midfielder.

But, as is the way of modern football, wingers regularly play up top these days. We saw Arjen Robben do it to devastating effect for Holland at The World Cup. And players like Messi and Ronaldo have drifted inside as their careers have matured.

So this may well be the case with Chelsea’s search for another forward this summer. If they sign wingers who can score goals then they can kill two birds with one stone. And how Jose loves a pacey, hard working winger.

Reports on Wednesday afternoon suggest that Chelsea are interested in signing a player who is already one of the best in his position in Europe – despite his tender age.

The Metro says:

Chelsea join Liverpool in race for £20million Real Sociedad rebel Antoine Griezmann

The France winger, who rejected a new contract with Sociedad two weeks ago, looks all but certain to depart La Liga this summer.

At just 23 Griezmann has exploded onto the scene over the last year scoring 3 times in just 8 games for France.

But he’s been known for much longer than that having had 5 good seasons for Real Sociedad. Even back in 2009 he played 40 times for the club and has blossomed with La Liga side, scoring a phenomenal 52 in 200 games for his club from out wide.

So he’s a goal-scoring wide man who looks easily good enough to move inside when called upon.

Perhaps Mourinho will start buying more adaptable forwards like this with his remaining time in the window. The addition of Griezmann would be sensational for Chelsea.

Let’s see him in action. Chelsea fans: do you need him?




  1. Connor

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    We should sign varane and pogba and maybe a cheap striker

    • bigven

      Jul 16, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      I agree with you

      • Connor

        Jul 16, 2014 at 7:48 pm

        The cheap striker we should sign is balotelli at only 14 mil he is a steal

  2. Akin K.M

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Signing additional matured striker with coasta will be a wise decision for the club

  3. otunba Alabi

    Jul 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Signing more strikers and Rous from dortmond will bring more victory to chelsea

  4. fabulouspak

    Jul 16, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Pls mou 3y and get 9ce wingers such as yarmulenko and griezmann 2 suplement our attacking force…. Pogba in alxo

  5. Kyrian chinemerem umunnakwe

    Jul 16, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Pls we need sturrige bak to chelsea and somebody lyk modric or our great mata bak oo!!

  6. Kyrian chinemerem umunnakwe

    Jul 16, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Y did mouriho allow mata luiz 2 go,wen futbol is all showing weight but experence.chelsea fans can we get some one lyk mata again?

  7. TrueBlue

    Jul 17, 2014 at 12:33 am

    All of you ar big fools. Griezmann is a good option. Yamolenko isn’t bad. But if we sign all of them, what will happen to d likes of salah and Schurlle?? Why don’t we sing Sterling and DiMaria too?? Then we’ll have surplus waste not even in the bench. Nd what do we need Ballotelli for?? What happened to d Aubameyand deal. Balotelli wil just lose his temper nd cost us d title. He won’t bring unity to d squad. “he isn’t a champion”. He needs to grow up. Patrick Bamford wldnt b a bad 3rd option. Mario is just like Zlatan. Wut those guys, u dnt av a team, u just av great individuals. A Great Team Always succeeds over Great Personalities.

  8. william irvine

    Jul 17, 2014 at 10:14 am

    great player but we dont need him we already got plenty of wingers/attacking midfielders to keep happy with rotation , we need a top cb (hummels varane mangala or benatia) & a top dm/cm (pogba vidal or khedeira) we probably have to sell if were to spend another 90 million so sell cech , (ramires or mikel ) (lukaku or torres) depending on ffp and sell the deadwood moses marin romeu bertrand vananholt , should maybe get 5-8 mill for each

    • william irvine

      Jul 17, 2014 at 10:18 am

      i recon we would have enough forwards with costa & lukaku or torres and in emergency we could play schurrle or fabergas as a false no 9

  9. Femmy bright

    Jul 18, 2014 at 9:54 am

    I think wat we need now is to add one attacker, midfielder and central defender and i think griezman, pogba and benatia is the right choice

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