Date: 13th December 2023 at 5:35pm
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Chelsea welcome Sheffield United to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, following consecutive Premier League defeats. 

The Blues have slumped to losses against both Manchester United and Everton in the past week, leaving Mauricio Pochettino’s side 12th in the top flight table.

Scoring goals has been one of Chelsea’s biggest problems this year, with new signing Nicolas Jackson having scored just seven times in 18 appearances across all competitions.

Now, it appears that those in charge of the club’s recruitment are therefore looking to bolster Pochettinno’s squad during the upcoming January transfer window.

According to The Evening Standard, the Blues have identified alternatives in case their prime targets prove difficult to sign.

It is claimed that Chelsea are interested in Brentford striker Ivan Toney, who is set to return to action in January after serving a lengthy ban for breaching FA betting rules.

If the England international proves difficult to lure away from the Bees, though, they could move for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.

Gyokeres has emerged as a surprise target for Chelsea

However, the West London outfit have also been assessing Sporting CP star Viktor Gyokeres, the report claims.

The 25-year-old, who joined Sporting from Coventry City over the summer, has scored 15 goals in 18 matches so far this season but has an £87 million release clause in his current contract.

FC Copenhagen star Roony Bardghji – who scored the winner against Manchester United in the Champions League last month – is also said to be a target for the Blues.

The Swede has scored an impressive 11 goals in 30 matches for Copenhagen so far this season, including a late winner against the Red Devils.

The report also claims that the London side remain interested in Club Brugge youngster Antonio Nusa, having had a £23 million offer for the player rejected over the summer.

Nusa, 18, is a full Norway international and has played more than 50 times for Club Brugge at senior level.

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