Date: 11th December 2023 at 7:05pm
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Chelsea’s dismal season continued on Sunday as they were beaten 2-0 by Everton at Goodison Park. 

Goals from Abdoulaye Doucoure and Lewis Dobbin earned the Toffees a third successive league win, meaning that Sean Dyche’s side would be above the Blues if they hadn’t had a ten point deduction for breaching the division’s profit and sustainability rules.

The result leaves Mauricio Pochettino’s side 12th in the top flight table, having lost seven of their 16 games so far.

Following the defeat, the Argentine admitted that his side may once again need to delve into the transfer market in January, despite spnding more than £400 during the recent summer window.

With that in mind, the West London club are reportedly chasing three strikers ahead of the mid-season window, according to Football Insider.

The report claims that Brentford striker Ivan Toney remains a target for Chelsea, despite not featuring since May after being suspended for breaching FA betting rules.

In total the England international has scored 68 goals in 124 matches for the Bees across all competitions, including 32 in 68 Premier League matches.

Gimenez has averaged more than a goal-per-game so far this season

Despite their interest in Toney, the report claims that Brentford are reluctant to sell the Englishman in January and the Blues may therefore to look elsewhere.

Another target is Napoli forward Victor Osimhen, who has established himself as one of Europe’s most prolific goal scorers over the past few seasons.

The Nigerian has netted 65 times in 115 games for the Naples outfit but, despite rumours suggesting that contract talks had stalled, the report claims that the 24-year-old may prove too expensive even for Chelsea.

The final name on Chelsea’s shortlist of strikers is Feyenoord’s Santiago Gimenez.

Mexico international Gimenez, 22, joined the Dutch side from Cruz Azul last summer and has been prolific for the Rotterdam outfit.

He has netted 33 times in 64 appearances for the club across all competitions, including 20 goals in 19 matches so far this term.

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