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Published on January 14th, 2013 | by soccersweep

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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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42 Responses to Chelsea close in on another striker – report

  1. da blues says:

    no need of looking for big names to bring to stamford bridge by doing so it means we do not have a manager thus resulting into the misusing of money if we get lago and already we have cise and torres(FLOP)whom we can use as asub on big games i do not see anything difficult to us.

  2. Soba says:

    I personally do not support spending lots of money on expensive strikers, rather spend on good wingers and mid-fielders any average striker with right service will be enuogh to win cups. Torres case is a big lesseon for those who reason.

  3. Philip Nanga says:

    He will be a gud addition 2 chelsea’s already strong team.

  4. Victor says:

    I hope this guy will be so good

  5. Abu jimoh says:

    if dis guy is gud den let him come 2 d bridge.chelsea 4 life

  6. syrup says:

    it will be a gud signin 4 cfc.he is a great player nd we can use a payer like him. go for him chelsea

  7. Forget about falcao and get martinez or wilfred bony.

  8. Forget about falcao and get martinez or wilfred bony.up chelsea

  9. Swadique Ajobe says:

    Gud signin, let there b competition upfront BLUE 4 LYF.

  10. ALAMU ABEEB says:

    I WANT CHELSEA TO BUY GOOD STRICER,I DONT WANT EXPENSIVE STRICER LIKE TORRES

  11. Lekan mark says:

    I think chelsea doesnt need to bring big names to the club…

  12. Hajibest says:

    I hav sein dis guy play, he is so technical wit de Ball. If chelsea can get him, dat would be a massive signing for de club and there Ar fans as hole,,,,. Get him b4 it’s too late.

  13. mike akume says:

    cfc shud sign him dis is bcos torres was scorin us wen we sign he die y he is til livin so chel shud learn leson.we don,t ned falcao.falcao was once lke him

  14. Silva says:

    We need talanted strikers like ba strong and young

  15. james ngandu Zambia says:

    i think we need to sign him falco is to expensive.

  16. Kipyegon says:

    Chelsea should buy more than five strikers so that they can compete for the position.

  17. Afeez Yusuf says:

    If so the guy is good den let go 4 it and 4get torres.

  18. Onyenakasa Chinedu Chrys says:

    Its better than spending on big name flops-Look @ Shevshenko,Torres etc.So lets get Williams from Shakhter or Maroune Fellaini and Wilfred Bony.Iago Aspas is gud.Lampard can live but Ashley Cole should be retained except we can get Baines from Everton.

  19. Emevor felix says:

    Chelsea shld sign willian nd martinez at list 4 a short term,dis january.up blues

  20. obinna says:

    Pls let’s sign david villa,bacelona or dedelano from onitsha,nigeria

  21. galma galgalo says:

    chelsea should focus on young,tactic&talented forwards rather than big names

  22. obinna says:

    Abeg we nid lampard to stay plus one good striker lik lago or schurrl

  23. Busari Saheed says:

    The 50million spent on torres could have bought 6 good strikers like Ba.Torres plays better as a supporting striker.

  24. TOSIN EDWARD says:

    cfc shud sign dis b4 is too laet we didnt nd facao lago we trust facao go any were u like cfc did nt nd u gba

  25. We’ve given him (TORRES) our support but still nothing is coming out of him,he must go and Falcao in. LONG LIVE DE BLUES .GOD BLESS US ,AMEN.

  26. Yaya ojo says:

    Uh’ say chelsea doe’s not nid a prolific sriker like falcao or cavani, meanwhile will nid perfect skud’ my advised also go 4 my darling team dat should try to buy leighton baines of everton nd isco of malaga.gudluck to u pipu’ tan’s !

  27. Vanjuahno10 says:

    We kep hearin dis al times n is nt hapnin am tired of dix stories

  28. Saheed says:

    If chelsea scouts claim he is good i accept it cos our scouts are great. They should get him as fast as they can so he blend with the team. Torres should be sold off cos every coach we employ will still think he can revamp him thus, wasting our time and making us to loose unnecessary matches. Lukaku should be encourage to stay cos he is still young and have the physics required to succeed in EPL. Pls and pls sell torres off even if it is to Africa. He has caused a lot damages to us! Chelsea 4 lkife.

  29. Ebony says:

    I think what chelsea needs now is not actually getting new strikers but to start planning on building there team to bring out the massive potentials of Lukaku. I have watched him play and that guy is a very massive talent and would be a world class striker in the near future even better than Drogba.

  30. hotkiz says:

    we dnt nid big name signin’ we cn stil get beta striker at reasonable price chelsea shd bid 4 michu or dzeko david vila cn stil add 2 our option

  31. Gavin says:

    I think chelsea should sign him and forget about torres

  32. Promise says:

    Pls chelsea shld let torrs go and les not waiting hm to prove again and bring in anoda strika to suport ba

  33. Walentino09 says:

    A dead solder is beter than living solder who can’t perform right thing.forget stupid falcao and get is good striker to make us happy

  34. tammy says:

    Please, our england chelsea fans should understand that chelsea as a club is big than Frank lampard . They should not destroy chelsea of lampard .

  35. Abdulsalam says:

    I dnt tink we are in nid of world star player if chelsea cn emulate club lyk swansea,newcastle,in siginig player it wil gud 4 chelsea dn big big name .on lago’s isue he wil be a gud adition to bridge.up chelsea

  36. Will dont need big name let go fro him

  37. Olic says:

    If d guy is gud no need of delayin 2 sign him dan al dis big name n money we re mentionin..

  38. abebe says:

    Please, our england chelsea fans should understand that chelsea as a club is big than to buy good striker!

  39. I agree with most views on here, we don’t necessary need to splash the cash on big reputation’s and primma donna’s as patently obvious with the Torres deal!!! He’s a decent enough striker has a bit of pace and with an eye for goal. Anyroad, must go as I have a early date with “Dawn Patrol”…

  40. fatusin olakunle says:

    let chelsea go for d guy but they should not buy big name player and i want coach to return luiz to the back.up chelsea

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