According to journalist Simon Phillips, Chelsea is now thinking about bringing in a striker other than Ivan Toney from the Premier League.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is one of the forwards the Blues may like to sign in January, or perhaps at the end of the season, he informed his substack.
Despite missing a significant amount of time recently due to injury, Calvert-Lewin has started to play well this season.
He has, however, relished playing against Chelsea when healthy. Against the Blues, he had one of his finest goal-to-game ratios.
Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly personally seeking to add players with Premier League experience to strengthen his team, as has already been reported.
The England international, according to Phillips, is now on the list.
On Chelsea’s list is Calvert-Lewin
“My top source also says that Osimhen’s wages would be expected to break any wage structures, but Toney’s wages wouldn’t be a huge issue,” he stated. He would also charge a high fee.
All of that, in my opinion, won’t deter Chelsea from pursuing him if they choose to make him their top goal, as some are claiming they have already done.
“Chelsea has also considered other striker options, such as Ollie Watkins, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Victor Boniface, Santiago Gimenez, and Benjamin Sesko.”
Though acquiring Victor Osimhen does seem to be the Blues’ top priority, that transfer is probably only going to be feasible at the end of the current campaign.
This might lead them to turn their attention elsewhere, and many anticipate that Ivan Toney will make a move to leave Brentford as soon as he is cleared to play again in January.